Simon Rieth was born in Paris in 1995 and grew up in Montpellier. At only 26 years old, he has already directed 6 short films including Saint Jean (2017) and Diminishing Shine (2018), which have been selected and awarded in many festivals including the BFI Future Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, MECAL Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, and FIFIB.
His first feature film, Nos Cérémonies, produced by Les Films du Poissons, made its world premiere in competition at the Semaine de la Critique in 2022. It won the Grand Prix at Neuchâtel, Silver at BIFFF and Best Film in Rome. It releases in France in May 2023.