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 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.
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 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
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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