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Adèle Haenel

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Adèle Haenel - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance


    Unquestionably one of the key new faces of French cinema. She was only thirteen when she played in her first film, Devils by Christophe Ruggia, and yet she revealed disconcerting strength and presence. After a five-year break, she went back to cinema with Water Lilies, a first film by Céline Sciamma. Five years, three plays and six films later (among which House of Tolerance by Bertrand Bonello and Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré, for which she received the César of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2014), Adèle Haenel was at Cannes for two films, Love at First Sight by Thomas Cailley and French Riviera by André Téchiné, who sees in her a new Isabelle Adjani whereas others predict a career similar to that of Depardieu. She does have his presence, energy and poetry. The press is enthusiastic and doesn’t hesitate to warn us «Don’t miss out the birth of a giant» (Le Nouvel Observateur, 17th May 2014).

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