After producing his first short film, Cédric Kahn launched his directing career at the Premiers Plans Festival with his first full-length film, Railway Bar (1991). His fourth film, Roberto Succo (2001), was selected for the Official Competition of the Festival de Cannes, and Red Lights (2004) was in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2014, Kahn was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for Wild Life. In 2018, The Prayer’s leading actor won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlinale. Happy Birthday, starring Catherine Deneuve, was released in 2019. He went on to direct Making Of and The Goldman Case, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2023.