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Valérie Donzelli

Actress, Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter, Costume designer, Participant, President

Represented by : Ubba

Agent : Cécile Felsenberg

    Biography

    After working at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, Valérie Donzelli began her career as an actress, appearing in films by Anne Fontaine, Gilles Marchand, and Agnès Varda. Not content to simply continue as a successful actress, she went on to direct her first film, Queen of Hearts, in 2009, which was presented at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, in which she also played the lead role. Her second feature film, Declaration of War, is a moving autobiography that recounts her struggle with Jérémie Elkaim to keep their lives together faced with their child's illness. This film was highly acclaimed by the media and critics, and was selected at Cannes. It also won the Grand Prize at the Cabourg Film Festival, as well as the Jury Prize, Audience Prize, and Bloggers' Prize at the Paris Cinéma Festival and was a major success with audiences, attracting 800,000 spectators. After the release of her film Hand in Hand, starring Valérie Lemercier, in 2012, she presented her latest film, Marguerite et Julien, in the Official Competition at Cannes in 2015.

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    Les Films de Françoise

    Les Films de Françoise

    Activities : President

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    Filmography (38)

    Videos (3)

    02/02/2016

    6th MyFrenchFilmFestival launch in pictures

    Featurette

    02/02/2016

    Triumphant opening night for MyFrenchFilmFestival

    Le lancement du 6e MyFrenchFilmFestival en images - F [...]

    Nicolas Winding Refn, président du jury du 6e MyFrenchFilmFestival, était entouré, le 17 janvier dernier à la Tour Eiffel, des membres du jury cinéastes : David Robert Mitchell, Marjane Satrapi, Valérie Donzelli et Felix Van Groeningen. Quelques images de cette soirée, à laquelle ont assisté également de nombreux artistes liés aux films de la sélection, et qui s'est conclue sur un concert exceptionnel des LEJ.

    More info: http://en.unifrance.org/news/14563/le-lancement-du-6e-myfrenchfilmfestival-en-images

    Portraits (6)

    Photos (13)

    News (28)

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    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

    Selection (3)

    Best Director : Declaration of War 

    Best Original Screenplay : Declaration of War 

    Best Actress : Declaration of War 

    Awards

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com - 2017

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com (Unspecified country, 2017)

    Awards

    Special Mention from the Filmmakers' Jury : Marguerite et Julien 

    Delegations (12)