2016 IFI FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL GUESTS

 

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SÉBASTIEN BEDBEDER

Sébastien Betbeder is a screenwriter and director whose films include Cloud (2007), Nights with Théodore (2012), which received the FIPRESCI prize at the San Francisco Film Festival, and 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013) which won the jury award at Turin. His Jean Vigo prize-winning Inupiluk screened at the 2014 IFI French Film Festival and he is here to present Journey to Greenland, which screened at Cannes this year, and Marie and the Misfits, starring Eric Cantona and Emmanuelle Riva.

LOLA CRÉTON

Lola Créton has been acting since the age of ten and Has, since then, appeared in a number of acclaimed films including Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard (2009), Claire Denis’ Bastards (2013), Mia Hansen-Løve’s Goodbye First Love (2011) and Olivier Assayas’ Something in the Air (2012). She is attending this year’s festival to present Dominique Cabrera’s Corniche Kennedy (2016), an adaptation of Maylis de Kerangal’s novel of the same name.

 

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BENOÎT DELÉPHINE
Benoît Delépine is a writer and director.  He is creator and writer of Canal+’s satirical TV shows Les Guignols de l’info and Groland. He has also written comic books such as L’Imposteur (2000), La Bombe (2002) and God Killer (2003).  Together with Gustave Kervern, Delépine has variously written, directed, produced and starred in a number of films which have all been widely acclaimed, including Aaltra (2004) which won the FIPRESCI Prize at LFF, Louise Hires a Contract Killer (2008) which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality at Sundance, Mammuth (2010) starring Gérard Depardieu and which was nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin and Le Grand Soir (2012) which won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.  We are thrilled to welcome him here with Gustave Kervern to present their new film Saint Amour (2016).
GUSTAVE KERVERNE
Gustave Kervern is an actor, director and author of books including Petits moments d’ivresse (2008) and Impertinents (2014). He has been working with Benoît Delépine for over 20 years, starting in TV before making their cinema debut in 2004 with Aaltra which won the FIPRESCI Prize at LFF.  Since then films they have collaborated on include Louise Hires a Contract Killer (2008) which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality at Sundance, Mammuth (2010) starring Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani and Benoît Poelvoorde and which was nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin and Le Grand Soir (2012) which won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.  We are thrilled to welcome him here with Benoît Delépine to present their new film Saint Amour (2016).
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GILLES MARCHAND

Gilles Marchand began his career as a screenwriter on Laurent Cantet’s Les Sanguinaires (1997) and as a director of several short films. He was co-writer with Laurent Cantet on Human Resources (1999) and with Dominik Moll on both Harry, He’s Here to Help (2000), which screened at Cannes and won them both a César for Best Screenplay, and News From Planet Mars (2016), which he is here to present along with his film Into The Forest (2016), which he also wrote with Dominik Moll.

DOMINIK MOLL

Dominik Moll is a German-born French director and screenwriter. He has made a number of highly successful films including, with Gilles Marchand, Lemming (2005), starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Charlotte Rampling, and The Monk (2011), based on the novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis. We are delighted to welcome him to present Harry, He’s Here to Help (2000), for which he won the César Award for Best Director, News From Planet Mars (2016) and Into The Forest (2016), which he co-wrote with Gilles Marchand

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DELPHINE AND MURIEL COULIN
Sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin have been collaborating since 1997 when they made the short film Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux together.  Muriel studied at the national film school in Paris before working with  Krzysztof Kieślowski on The Double Life of Véronique, and the Three Colors trilogy, Blue, Red and White.Delphine has had much success as a writer and her novel Samba Pour la France was recently made into a film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg.  The first example of co-directing sisters, their films regularly deal with femininity and the body. In 2011, they wrote and directed 17 Girls based on the story of an alleged pregnancy pact that took place in Massachusetts in 2008.  The film screened at the Montreal World Film Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Camera d’Or.  It won the Michel d’Ornano Award at the Deauville American Film Festival and was nominated for the 2012 César Award for the Best First Feature Film.  They are here to present The Stopover, based on a novel written by Delphine called ‘Voir du pays’ and which won the award for Best Screenplay in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes 2016.
DOMINIQUE CABRERA
Algerian-born French director Dominique Cabrera has been making films since the release of her first short J’ai droit à la parole in 1981. Since then her acclaimed work has screened at Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Vienna, Locarno, Rotterdam and New York international film festivals. Her first feature, L’Autre côté de la mer (1996) screened in the Cinémas en France section at Cannes; Nadia and the Hippos (1999), which takes place during the SNCF’s 1995 general strikes, screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes; The Milk of Human Kindness (2001) starring Marilyne Canto, Patrick Bruel, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Yolande Moreau and Olivier Gourmet, won Special Mention for its ensemble performances in Locarno; Folle embellie (2004), a period drama set in the summer of 1942 featuring Miou-Miou and Jean-Pierre Léaud, won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in the Forum section at the Berlinale. Dominique Cabrera has also taught filmmaking at La Fémis and Harvard University and we are thrilled to welcome her here to present her new film Corniche Kennedy alongside its star Lola Créton.
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CORENTIN FILA

Son of franco-Congolese filmmaker David-Pierre Fila, Corentin Fila worked as a model while obtaining his degree in Economics from Paris Descartes University before deciding to become an actor.   After seeing a theatre production of Peter Brook’s The Suit, he enrolled in the Cours Florent, a French Drama School established in 1967.  His first major film role, Corentin Fila is here to present legendary director André Téchiné’s Being 17 in which he stars alongside Kacey Mottet Klein and Sandrine Kiberlain.

 

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