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Céline Sciamma

Director, Screenwriter

    Biography

    Céline Sciamma, a greedy film-lover, studied scriptwriting with an eagerness to meet people and talk about her generation. During her studies she built long-lasting friendships with Rebecca Zlotowski and Marie Amachoukeli (director of Party Girl). She shot her first feature film
    (Water Lilies) without any prior experience of making a first short film. After this film everything went very fast. Céline Sciamma is probably one of the best French film directors to have appeared in recent years. Although she looks like a girl just out of high school she is very mature and organized.
    For her fist three films she dived into youth (Water Lilies, Tomboy, Girlhood), always with a great deal of freshness and lightness. In her first film, Water Lilies, she examined the moment when desire materializes in a young girl’s mind. Tomboy, her second film is a splendid chronicle, free of any counterfeiting, of a young girl who pretends she is a boy. Her last film, Girlhood, which was presented at the opening of the Quinzaine des réalisateurs in Cannes, follows the path that brings together a group of “bad girls”.

    Filmography (11)

    Videos (8)

    14/09/2021

    French cinema at the 17th Helvetia French Film Festival

    FFFH 2021 - Bande-annonce

    BIENNE A BESOIN DE SON CINÉMA !

    Scénario et réalisation : Tamer Ruggli

    CASTING

    Polar : Bruno Todeschini
    Comédie : Manuela Biedermann
    Tragédie : Jacqueline Ricciardi
    Romance : Raphaël Tschudi

    ÉQUIPE

    Image : Bastien Bösiger
    Lumière : Stefan Schmidt
    Son : Jan Gubser
    Costumes : Dorothee Scheiffarth
    Maquillage : Jérémy Guerdat
    Perruques : Laura Pozzi
    Décor : Fabienne Gerber
    Assistant réalisation : Adrien Bordone
    Assistant régie : Valentin Grosjean
    Montage image : Tamer Ruggli
    Montage son : Jan Gubser
    Musique : Pierre Funck
    Mixage : Denis Séchaud
    Étalonnage : Laurent Kempf

    REMERCIEMENTS

    Jamin Spörri — Comet Diner
    Gaëlle Krieg — Seventyseven Vintage
    Gabriele Gröbel & Team — Schneiderei des TOBS (Théâtre Orchestre Bienne Soleure)
    Andreas Pfiffner — Ton und Bild GmbH
    Sascha Antenen

    03/10/2019

    Les Misérables, French candidate at the Oscars 2020

    Les Misérables (2019) - Trailer (English Subs)

    Directed by : Ladj Ly
    Produced by : SRAB Films
    Genre: Fiction - Runtime: 1 h 43 min
    French release: 20/11/2019
    Production year: 2019

    Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel “Les Miserables”. Alongside his new colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) - both experienced members of the team - he quickly discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly’s short  film of the same name, Les Misérables is a provocative insight into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police.

    More info: https://en.unifrance.org/movie/47617/les-miserables

    12/09/2018

    Prominent presence for French works at Venice VR

    SPHERES (2018) - Trailer (International)

    Directed by : Eliza McNitt
    Genre: Animated film - Runtime: 30 min
    Production year: 2018

    Dive into the heart of a black hole and discover the hidden songs of the cosmos. In this interactive VR experience, the groundbreaking ability to detect gravitational waves transforms how we see the universe. Fall into the darkness, and you will find the light.

    More info: https://en.unifrance.org/movie/45187/spheres

    05/12/2014

    Interview with Adele Haenel

    Interview with Adele Haenel (english subtitles)

    28/11/2014

    On track for the Berlin French Film Week

    Official trailer : Semaine du Cinéma Français de Berlin

    19/09/2014

    French films at the San Sebastian Film Festival

    San Sebastian 2014 - Trailer Unifrance

    Portraits (6)

    Photos

    News (79)

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    Selections (6)

    European Film Awards (EFA) - 2019

    European Film Awards (EFA) (Germany, 2019)

    Selection (2)

    Best European Director : Portrait of a Lady on Fire 

    European Screenwriter : Portrait of a Lady on Fire 

    Annie Awards - 2017

    Annie Awards (2017)

    Selection

    Annie Nomination for Best Script : My Life as a Courgette 

    Awards (3)

    Delegations (14)