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Maïmouna Doucouré - © Jean-Michel Papazian pour BIEN OU BIEN PRODUCTIONS
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Maïmouna Doucouré

Actress, Director, Assistant director, Screenwriter

Represented by : Ubba

Agent : Fanny Minvielle


    Maïmouna Doucouré started out in the industry with a self-produced film she directed with support from a screenplay competition. She then wrote and directed the short film Mother(s), selected in around 200 international film festivals and winning over 60 awards, including the Jury Award at Sundance, Best Short Film at Toronto, and the 2017 César Award for Best Short Film. In 2019, she was granted the Gold Fellowship for Women from the AMPAS, awarded to emerging female filmmakers. Released in 2020, her first feature, Cuties, portrays the hyper-sexualization of young girls. It won the Directing Award at Sundance and a Special Mention from the Generation Kplus Jury at the Berlinale. 

    Updated on 10/09/2020

    Filmography (5)

    Videos (4)


    A date with the 17th Berlin French Cinema Week

    17e Semaine du Cinéma Français à Berlin - Trailer

    La bande-annonce de la manifestation, qui se déroulera du 29 novembre au 6 décembre dans la capitale allemande, coorganisée par l'Institut Français et UniFrance.

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    Young French Cinema program in U.S. Theaters launches second edition

    Trailer for the 2016 Young French Cinema initiative

    For the second year running, UniFrance films and the French Embassy in the United States present the Young French Cinema program with a selection of auteur films (not yet released) to be screened at American universities, film societies, and the Alliance Française network.

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    Salt Lake City - Sundance International Film Festival - 2020

    Salt Lake City - Sundance International Film Festival (United States, 2020)


    Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic : Cuties 

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