In 1998, Mia Hansen-Løve was still a highschool student when she got her first role in a film Fin août, début septembre by Olivier Assayas. She then discovered that “cinema is the only way to happiness for her.” (Le Monde, 2011).
In 2001, she entered the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique (Conservatory for drama), which she left after two years. She then collaborated as a film critic at the Cahiers du Cinéma until 2005.
After directing short films, she signed for her first feature film Tout est pardonné in 2006, which was presented at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs and was awarded with the Louis Delluc Prize for a first film. Her style is recognized for its delicacy, its subtle structure and the freshness of the actors she directs. Her second film, Le Père de mes enfants, is in the same line. It was selected by Un Certain Regard in 2009. The critics acclaimed her third film, Un amour de jeunesse, confirming the director’s talent. Her new and eagerly awaited film, Eden, recounts the adventure of “the French touch,” the musical trend that had an impact on the electronic music scene in the 1990’s.