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Mélanie Laurent - © Christophe Brachet - JD Prod - Les Films sur Mesure

Mélanie Laurent

Actress, Director, Screenwriter

Represented by : Ubba

Agent : Cécile Felsenberg


    Mélanie Laurent appeared on the big screen for the first time in 1999 in The Bridge by Gérard Depardieu and Frédéric Auburtin. In 2002, she played Gaspard Ulliel’s girlfriend in See How they Run by Michel Blanc. After which things accelerated and she played in a series of films: The Beat that my Heart Skipped by Jacques Audiard, Days of Glory by Rachid Bouchareb and especially Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas by Philippe Lioret, for which she received the César for Most Promissing Actress. In 2009, she took an important step by playing under the direction of Quentin Tarentino, Inglorious Basterds, with whom she walked up the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. He is the one who gave her the impetus to work behind the camera and direct her first film, Adoptés which was released in 2011.

    Without neglecting film sets (The Roundup by Rose Bosch, Beginners by Mike Mills, Now you See Me by Louis Leterrier, Enemy by Denis Villeneuve), the actress and newly filmmaker wrote her second film, Breathe, which was presented at the Semaine de la Critique and received an ovation from the audience. While she is announced to play in Boomerang by François Favrat and Eternité by Trần Anh Hùng alongside Audrey Tautou and Bérénice Béjo, Mélanie Laurent is at present finishing the script for her third film.

    Filmography (35)

    Videos (4)


    Teaser for MyFrenchFilmFestival 2017

    Teaser for MyFrenchFilmFestival 2017

    MyFrenchFilmFestival... easy to watch, but not so easy to say! Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Mélanie Laurent, and many others have given it their best try. How about you? Can you manage to say it quickly?


    English-subbed trailer of Tran Anh Hung's "Eternity"

    Eternity / Éternité (2016) - Trailer (English Subs)

    Directed by : Tran Anh Hung
    Produced by : Nord-Ouest Films
    Genre: Fiction
    French release: 07/09/2016
    Production year: 2015

    At the end of the 19th century, Valentine, aged 20, married Jules.

    Towards the end of the 20th century, a young Parisian woman crosses a bridge on her way to a party thrown by her cousin. There, she meets a young man.

    Later, she becomes his wife and the loving mother to their child. In the interim,
    between the two World Wars, two couples formed a quartet that was so close that after the death of one of the husbands and the wife of the other couple, the two families came together in a Paris apartment, 16 of them sitting round the table.

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    Tu Cita con el Cine Francés celebrates its third anniversary

    La bande-annonce du 3e Tu Cita con el Cine Francés - Trailer

    Cette édition aura lieu à Madrid du 7 au 10 avril 2016, dans les Yelmo Cines.

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    Interview with Mélanie Laurent

    Interview with Mélanie Laurent (english subtitles)

    Portraits (30)

    Photos (18)

    News (46)

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    Festival Selections


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2007

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2007)


    César Award for Most Promising Actress : Je vais bien ne t'en fais pas 

    Delegations (7)