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27 January 2016 à 12:17
The brilliant Marjane Satrapi, the Franco-Iranian filmmaker and creator of wild and whimsical worlds, is on this year's MyFrenchFilmFestival jury!
An active human rights campaigner, the Iranian-born Marjane Satrapi started her career as a graphic novelist and illustrator. In 2007, she collaborated with Vincent Paronnaud on a screen adaptation of her autobiographical graphic novel, Persépolis as a black and white animated film. Their film won the Jury Prize at Cannes the same year and picked up two Cesar Awards in 2008 for Best Film and Best Screen Adaptation.
In 2011, she once again teamed up with Paronnaud to adapt another of her graphic novels, this time as a live action film, Chicken With Plums, starring Mathieu Amalric. She went on to direct Gang of the Jotas, a comedy that centers on the wacky conversion of a couple of professional sports players into contract killers, with Maria De Medeiros in the lead role.
In 2015, Marjane Satrapi released The Voices, a German-American co-produced horror-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, and Anna Kendrick.
She is currently preparing a screen adaptation of the acclaimed novel The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas. But before that gets rolling, Marjane Satrapi has joined the Filmmakers' Jury for the 6th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival. The winning film selected by the jury will be announced on February 19.
Latest update : 05 February 2016 à 12:17 CET