Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival is delighted to welcome the following guests to this year’s Festival.
Jérôme Bonnell made his feature debut with Le Chignon d’Olga (2002). This was followed by Les Yeux clairs (2005), winner of the Prix Jean Vigo, WaitingFor Someone (2007), his firstcollaboration with Emmanuelle Devos, and The Queen of Clubs (2009).
We are delighted to welcome him to present this year’s Opening Film, Just a Sighon November 20th.
Over the last twenty-fiveyears, Emmanuelle Devos has established herself as one of France’s most versatile and hardest-working actresses. Shehas collaborated with directors such as Alain Resnais, JacquesAudiard, Cédric Klapisch, and, most notably, Arnaud Desplechin.She will take part in Q&As after several of her films.
Arnaud Desplechin won the JeanVigo Short Film Prize with hisdirectorial debut, The Life of theDead (1991). Since then, he hasdirected seven features and onedocumentary, and establisheda regular company of actorsincluding Mathieu Amalric,Catherine Deneuve, ChiaraMastroianni, and, of course,Emmanuelle Devos. He will takepart in a Masterclass and severalQ&As.
Emmanuelle Bercot is an acclaimed actress, film director and screenwriter. As well as roles in Maïwenn’s riveting Polisse (2011) and the portmanteau Enfances (2008), Bercot has written and directed a number of highly successful features including Clément which screened in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes in 2001 and Elle s’en va, starring Catherine Deneuve, which she is here present.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council