Anna Mouglalis is a French actress. Mouglalis was born in Loire-Atlantique, to a French mother and Greek father, she spent her youth before moving back to Nantes with her family. Her father is a doctor and her mother is a masseuse; until 2001 Mouglalis studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris under the direction of Daniel Mesguich. In addition to her native French, she speaks fluent English and Spanish, understands Greek to a limited extent. In 1997, she had begun an acting career in La Nuit du Titanic, played in Paris. In the same year she was chosen by Francis Girod for the film Terminal. In 2000 she co-starred with Isabelle Huppert in Claude Chabrol's Merci pour le chocolat. After appearing in Novo by Jean Pierre Limosin, she was cast by Roberto Andò for the thriller Sotto falso nome. In 2003, she played in La Maladie de la mort, a film in black and white by first-time director Asa Mader, which previewed at the Venice Film Festival. In this same year, she co-starred in a Greek film, called Real Life, directed by Panos Koutras.
In 2005 she took part in two Italian movies: Romanzo criminale, directed by Michele Placido, Mare buio, where she was featured alongside Luigi Lo Cascio. In a TV movie called Les Amants du Flore and directed by Ilan Duran Cohen, Mouglalis played Simone de Beauvoir, with Jean-Paul Sartre played by co-star Lorànt Deutsch. Together they had a great critical triumph. Critics praised their portrayals of these literary figures, showing their romance and the birth of their careers. Along with her career as an actress, Mouglalis began a successful modelling career. In 2002 she was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for the ad campaign for the Amateur Allure de Chanel perfume, he uses her as one of his "muses," promoting Chanel bags, fine jewelry, watches. Mouglalis was cast as Coco Chanel in the 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, directed by Jan Kounen; the film was chosen to close the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. On 7 March 2007 she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Saul, whom she had with French director Samuel Benchétrit.
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Karin Viard is a multi-award-winning French actress. She made her film debut in Tatie Danielle in 1990, she has appeared in films such as Delicatessen, L'Emploi du temps, Adultère, mode d'emploi and La parenthèse enchantée. Viard was a member of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival jury. Viard was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen. Viard has won two César Awards; the first for Best Actress for her role in Haut les cœurs! and the second for Best Supporting Actress for Embrassez qui vous voudrez. She was nominated for the César Awards three other times. Viard has won the Best Actress award at the Montréal World Film Festival for her performance in Le Rôle de sa vie. Karin Viard on IMDb Karin Viard at allcine.com
30th César Awards
The 30th César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best films of 2004 in France and took place on 26 February 2005 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The ceremony hosted by Gad Elmaleh. Games of Love and Chance won the award for Best Film; the show was followed by 3.3 millions of viewers. This corresponds to 15.8% of the audience. 77th Academy Awards 58th British Academy Film Awards 17th European Film Awards 10th Lumières Awards Official website 30th César Awards on IMDb 30th César Awards at AlloCiné
Boomerang (2015 film)
Boomerang is a 2015 French drama film directed by François Favrat and starring Laurent Lafitte, Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Dana and Wladimir Yordanoff. It is an adaptation of Tatiana de Rosnay's novel A Secret Kept; the film was released in theatres on 23 September 2015. Laurent Lafitte as Antoine Rey Mélanie Laurent as Agathe Rey Audrey Dana as Angèle Wladimir Yordanoff as Charles Rey Bulle Ogier as Blanche Rey Anne Suarez as Astrid Anne Loiret as Anne-Sophie Lise Lamétrie as Bernadette Angèle Garnier as Margaux Kate Moran as Jean Gabrielle Atger as Clarisse Rose Favrat as Rose Lou-Ann Opéron as Pauline Eriq Ebouaney as The psychiatrist Boomerang on IMDb
Francis Huster is a French stage and television actor and scriptwriter. Francis Huster was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, his father is Charles Huster, commercial director at Lancia, his Polish Jewish mother is Suzette Cwajbaum—who, during the Nazi era succeeded in persuading the Gestapo commandant in Paris to release her father, arrested. However, her father refused to leave Paris, was shot dead by the SS in Auschwitz as Soviet troops approached at the end of the war, he has two siblings. He studied acting at the Conservatoire of the 17th arrondissement of Paris, at the Cours Florent and at the Conservatoire national, where he had René Simon and Antoine Vitez as teachers. In the Cours Florent he was teacher. Among his students, there was actor & photographer Gregory Herpe,director of the Comédie Française Eric Ruf, actors Jeanne Balibar, Elsa Zylberstein, Sandrine Kiberlain, he joined the Comédie-Française in 1971, became sociétaire in 1977, left this institution in 1982. He founded the theater group Compagnie Francis Huster, of which the following actors have been members: Clotilde Courau, Valérie Crunchant, Cristiana Reali, Estelle Skornik, Valentine Varela, Olivier Martinez, Mathieu Carriere.
Francis Huster became Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 1991, was awarded the rank of "Officier" by Jacques Chirac in 2006. M Chirac commented: "C'est un comédien absolument exceptionnel qui se donne sans réserve à son art". 1970: Chambres de bonne short film directed by Jean-Pierre Moulin 1970: En attendant l'auto... short film directed by Gisèle Braunberger 1970: La Faute de l'abbé Mouret, directed by Georges Franju 1972: Faustine et le bel été, directed by Nina Companeez 1972: L'histoire très bonne et très joyeuse de Colinot trousse-chemise, directed by Nina Companeez 1975: Lumière, directed by Jeanne Moreau 1976: Je suis Pierre Rivière, directed by Christine Lipinska 1976: Si c'était à refaire, directed by Claude Lelouch 1977: Comme sur des roulettes, directed by Nina Companeez 1977: Un autre homme, une autre chance, directed by Claude Lelouch 1978: En attendant Paul... short film directed by Georges Birtschansky 1978: One Two Two, directed by Christian Gion 1978: L'Adolescente, directed by Jeanne Moreau 1979: Les Égouts du paradis, directed by José Giovanni 1980: Les Uns et les Autres, directed by Claude Lelouch 1981: Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David?, directed by Elie Chouraqui 1982: Édith et Marcel, directed by Claude Lelouch 1983: J'ai épousé une ombre, directed by Robin Davis 1983: Équateur, directed by Serge Gainsbourg 1983: Le Faucon, directed by Paul Boujenah 1983: Drôle de samedi, directed by Bay Okan 1984: Première Classe... short film directed by Mehdi El Glaoui 1984: La femme publique, directed by Andrzej Zulawski 1984: L'Amour braque, directed by Andrzej Zulawski 1985: Parking, directed by Jacques Demy 1985: Drôle de samedi, directed by Tunç Okan 1986: On a volé Charlie Spencer!, directed by Francis Huster 1989: Il y a des jours... et des lunes, directed by Claude Lelouch 1992: Tout ça... pour ça!, directed by Claude Lelouch 1995: Dieu, l'amant de ma mère et le fils du charcutier d'Aline Issermann 1998: Le Dîner de Cons, directed by Francis Veber 2000: L'Envol, directed by Steve Suissa 2000: Elle pleure pas short film directed by Steve Suissa 2004: Pourquoi le Brésil, directed by Laetitia Masson 2004: Le Rôle de sa vie, directed by François Favrat 2005: Le Courage d'aimer, directed by Claude Lelouch 2006: Hey Good Looking!, directed by Lisa Alessandrin 2008: A Man and His Dog, directed by Francis Huster 2017: Chacun sa vie et son intime conviction, directed by Claude Lelouch Francis Huster on IMDb Allmovie biography on movies.yahoo.com allocine.fr entry Detailed biography Short biography at evene.fr Unofficial website dedicated to Francis Huster
Valérie Benguigui was a French actress and theater director. Born in Oran, she took acting courses at the Cours Florent and the National Chaillot Theatre School, her first film role was in Francis Huster's On a volé Charlie Spencer. Her most successful television role was in the series Avocats et associés, in which she appeared from 2000 to 2005, she produced and directed several plays at this time. In 2012, she portrayed Élisabeth in the film What's in a Name?, which earned her a César Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Molière Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Benguigui was married to actor and restaurant manager Eric Wapler, whom she met while studying at Cours Florent, they had two children. Benguigui died from aged 52, on 2 September 2013 in Paris, she battled the disease for three years. Benguigui was buried at Montparnasse Cemetery. Valérie Benguigui on IMDb
Agnès Jaoui is a French actress, film director and singer. She works in collaboration with her former partner Jean-Pierre Bacri. Jaoui was born in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, is of Tunisian Jewish descent, she is the daughter of Hubert Jaoui and Gyza Jaoui, who are not related to the cinema industry but are both writers. They moved to Paris, she started theatre. She entered the Cours Florent when she was 15. Patrice Chéreau, director of the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre where she followed drama classes since 1984, gave her a role in the film Hôtel de France in 1987; that same year, she played in Harold Pinter's L'anniversaire beside Jean-Pierre Bacri, who will be a faithful colleague and companion. Together they wrote the play Cuisine et dépendances, adapted onscreen in 1992 by Philippe Muyl. In 1993, director Alain Resnais asked them to write an adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn's 8-part play Intimate Exchanges, which became the 2-part film Smoking/No Smoking. Thanks to this ironic diptych about free will and destiny, they won the César Award for Best Writing in 1994.
But it is in 1996 that they came to know greater success with Cédric Klapisch's adaptation of their play Family Resemblances which showed their ability to observe and depict everyday life, to criticize the social norms through a bitter and corrosive humor. Once again, they won the César Award for Best Writing in 1997 and this same year they collaborated again with Alain Resnais for Same Old Song which they wrote but interpreted: together, they won their third César Award for Best Writing, Jaoui won her first César Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jaoui directed her first feature film, The Taste of Others, which questions social-cultural identities; the film attracted 4 million spectators. It won 4 César Awards in 2001 including Best Film and Best Writing, got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2004, her second film as a director, Look at Me, co-written with Bacri, was selected for the Cannes Festival, won the prize for Best Screenplay, she starred in the last Richard Dembo's film, La maison de Nina and focused on music and released her album of Latin songs Canta.
She returned to the cinema industry two years in 2008 with Let's Talk About the Rain and offered French humorist Jamel Debbouze a different role from what he was used to. In 2012, she directed her latest film to-date, Under the Rainbow co-written with Bacri, she revisits several fairy tales such as Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood. It received acclaim —for originality and humor in the writing and dialogue— from critics and audiences. Jaoui studied music in the conservatoire when she was 17, but did not start her career as a singer until 2006 when her first album Canta was released, it mixed several Latin music genres and she sang in Spanish and Portuguese. In 2007, it won the Victoire de la Musique award for "best traditional music album". Jaoui's second album, Dans Mon Pays, was released in 2009, it featured Latin sonorities and songs sang in Spanish and Portuguese— except for two songs in French. Jaoui is the daughter of Gyza Jaoui. Jaoui has a brother, Laurent Jaoui, a screenwriter and a director.
Jaoui was in a relationship with Jean-Pierre Bacri from 1987 to 2012. Despite their breakup, the two decided to continue to work together, she adopted two children from Brazil in 2012. Agnès Jaoui on IMDb Agnès Jaoui Biography Film Comment interviews Agnes Jaoui