Rezo Films is a company run by Jean-Michel Rey and dedicated to theater distribution, international sales, television sales and video editing of feature films.

These activities are organized around two distinct labels: Rezo Films and Rezo Productions.

Since its creation in 1992 by Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liégeois and Nadia Lassoujade, REZO FILMS has accompanied and defended many young filmmakers as well as confirmed filmmakers, French and international authors, an ambitious cinema and demanding and also a popular cinema of quality in nearly 200 films.

2004 is the year of the release of four emblematic films of his work: L’Esquive by Abdellatif Kechiche which meets the public and wins 4 of the main Césars, Saraband, Ingmar Bergman’s latest film, Eric Rohmer’s Triple Agent and Vipère au poing by Philippe de Broca with Catherine Frot and Jacques Villeret which was very successful.

Other films marked the history of the company. Produced and distributed by REZO FILMS, Albert Dupontel’s debut film, Bernie, hit theaters when it was released in 1996 and quickly gained cult status. Also produced and distributed by REZO FILMS, Rien sur Robert (1999) by Pascal Bonitzer is remembered by the couple formed by Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain. During the 2000s, Mademoiselle by Philippe Lioret with Sandrine Bonnaire, Le Papillon by Philippe Muyl with Michel Serrault, 2 days in Paris by Julie Delpy, sensation of the 2007 Berlin festival, Frozen River by Courtney Hunt or even I killed my mother, first film by the very young Xavier Dolan, are supported in France and sometimes internationally. In the 2010s, The President by Yves Jeuland, Blancanieves by Pablo Berger, Maestro by Léa Fazer, La Taularde by Audrey Estrougo, Les Pépites by Xavier de Lausanne or L’amour blou by the duo Romane Bohringer / Philippe Rebbot marked the decade of the society. Recently, REZO FILMS was proud to present to the public some daring first films : Tu Mérites un amour by Hafsia Herzi, I lost my body by Jérémy Clapin, or Nureyev by Ralph Fiennes. And in a near future the company will defend Gold for the dogs by Anna Cazenave Cambet and After Love by Aleem Khan, supported by Critics’ Week 2020, or Vaurien by Peter Dourountzis, Cannes Label 2020.

REZO FILMS has distributed more than 200 films, accompanying many French filmmakers, often in their beginnings, including Philippe Harel, Marion Vernoux, Nicolas Boukhrief, Claire Simon, Gaspard Noe, Lucas Belvaux, Laurence Ferreira-Barbosa, Dai Sijie, Philippe Lioret or Stéphane Brizé. The society also collaborated with Jacques Doillon, Philippe Garrel, Raoul Ruiz, Sam Karmann and Karim Dridi, as well as with Catherine Breillat, Jean-Claude Brisseau and Abdellatif Kechiche. Rezo Films also distributes foreign films in France, discoveries – such as Atanarjuat and Mon Trésor, two Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival – or films by renowned authors, like Ingmar Bergman, Pavel Lounguine or Volker Schlöndorff.

Rezo Productions is the entity of the production of feature length films.REZO PRODUCTIONS is the production entity. Founded in 1998 by Jean-Michel Rey, who is still the manager, the company has produced around twenty feature films.

Jean-Michel Rey has produced in particular the film Bernie, first film by Albert Dupontel, Rien sur Robert by Pascal Bonitzer with Fabrice Lucchini and Sandrine Kiberlain or the last two films by Eric Rohmer Triple Agent and Les amours d’Astrée et de Celadon. The greatest success of REZO PRODUCTIONS was the latest adaptation of Vipère au poing, directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Catherine Frot and Jacques Villeret. The film totaled 1.2 million admissions in France.
The production filmography thus combines a good number of first films and the works of confirmed directors. Anchored in an arthouse cinema, it also includes works with a more popular vocation. It thus includes films by Pascal Bonitzer, Claire Denis, Ismaël Ferroukhi, Catherine Corsini, Nicolas Boukhrief, Jeanne Labrune, Albert Dupontel, Laëtitia Masson, Philippe de Broca, Léa Fehner and Eric Rohmer.

In 2015, the burlesque comedy Les Bêtises starring Jeremie Elkaïm, Sara Giraudeau and Jonathan Lambert thrilled 70,000 spectators and recorded a nomination for the Césars 2016.
2016 was a rich year for REZO PRODUCTIONS. The comedy What is this family ?! with notably Julie Gayet, Julie Depardieu, Philippe Katerine and Arié Elmaleh was released on screens in the summer of 2016. Distributed in theaters in France by UGC Distribution and sold by TF1 Studio internationally, the film was a success with more 750,000 admissions in France and sales all over the world. Also released in July Colonia, an English-language thriller starring Daniel Bruhl and Emma Watson, totaling more than 130,000 theatrical admissions.

2018 was marked by the releases of A Genoux les gars by Antoine Desrosières and Wallay! by Bernie Goldblatt, and followed in 2019 by Never Grow Old by Ivan Kavanagh and C’est quoi cette Mamie, by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière.

Currently, REZO PRODUCTIONS has in pre-production the animation film Icare by Carlo Vogele, and Tropiques, a long-feature film by Edouard Salier.