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Poster of the Festival




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Director, screenwriter

Mia Hansen-Løve was born in 1981. She began her career as an actress with Olivier Assayas, and in 2001 she was admitted to the Conservatoire d’art dramatique du 10e arrondissement in Paris. She left in 2003 to write for Cahiers du Cinéma, where she worked until 2005, and at the same time directed several short films. After Tout est pardonné (All if Forgiven), her first feature film, which won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film, was nominated for the César for Best First Film and was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight. She directed Father of my Children in 2008, which won the Special Jury Prize Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and was selected for some thirty international festivals. This was followed by Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love), Eden (2014), and L’Avenir (Things to Come), which won 7 festival awards, including the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival and the 2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert. Her 9th feature film Un beau matin (One Fine Morning), starring Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud and Nicole Garcia, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight, as well as the Toronto, Telluride and San Sebastian Festivals.


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Rebecca MARDER

Rebecca Marder began acting at the age of five. She played in Ask the Children Permission and La Rafle, and in 2011 won the Best Female Hope Award at the La Rochelle Film Festival for the TV film Emma by Alain Tasma. She joined the school of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg (TNS) in 2014 just before being hired by the Comédie-Française a year later, becoming the youngest resident of the troupe. For seven years, she performed in new works as well as in classical and contemporary plays. At the same time, in 2018 she acted in Un homme pressé and in Philippe Faucon's mini-series Fiertés. The following year, she starred in Deux moi by Cédric Klapisch, before playing Isabelle Huppert's daughter in La Daronne by Jean-Paul Salomé. In 2020, she participated in Suzanne Lindon's first film, Seize printemps, and Arnaud Desplechin gave her a role in Tromperie. The same year, Sandrine Kiberlain offered her the title role in her film Une jeune fille qui va bien, presented at the Semaine de la Critique in 2022. She then continued with Michel Leclerc's Les Goûts et les couleurs and Olivier Dahan's Simone, le voyage du siècle, in which she plays Simone Veil, from 15 to 37 years old. This year, Rebecca Marder will be in Mon crime by François Ozon, De grandes espérances by Sylvain Desclous and La Grande Magie by Noémie Lvovsky.

Mikhaël HERS
Director, scriptwriter

Mikhaël Hers first studied economics before joining the production department of La Fémis from which he graduated in 2004. He then directed three medium-length films: Charell, presented at Premiers Plans and at the Semaine de la Critique in 2006, Primrose Hill, presented at the Semaine de la Critique in 2007 and awarded in Clermont-Ferrand, and Montparnasse, presented at Premiers Plans, awarded at the Directors' Fortnight in 2009 and winner of the Jean Vigo Prize. His first feature film, Memory Lane, was in the official selection at the Locarno Festival in 2010. His next film, Ce sentiment de l'été, starring Anders Danielsen Lie and Judith Chemla, was presented at the Rotterdam Festival in 2016. Vincent Lacoste was next seen in his third feature film, Amanda. In 2018, the film was selected at the Venice Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo Film Festival. His latest film, Les Passagers de la nuit, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, was in competition at the Berlin Film Festival and was released in cinemas last May.

Jean-Baptiste de LAUBIER
Composer, director

Initially a producer in the mid-90s in hip-hop and then in electronic music through his own music label Marble, Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, alias Para One, diversified very early to create his own solo albums. He also produces for various artists such as Birdy Nam Nam or Meryem Aboulouafa. An internationally renowned DJ, his work is also recognised in the film industry through the writing of several original soundtracks, notably for the director Céline Sciamma (Naissance des pieuvres, Tomboy, Bande de filles, Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, Petite maman). A graduate of La Fémis, he is also the director and producer of numerous short films, including Charlotte quelque part and Cache ta joie, presented at Premiers Plans in 2005 and 2006. His project Spectre: Sanity, Madness & the Family will feature a feature film, an album, multiple remixes for a first-rate cast and an ambitious set-up, opening a new era for Para One, between electronic and acoustic fields.

Actor, director

Félix Moati made his debut in LOL by Lisa Azuelos. He continued with Télé Gaucho by Michel Leclerc, which earned him his first nomination for the César for Best Newcomer, then Libre et assoupi by Benjamin Guedj, Hippocrate by Thomas Lilti and À trois on y va by Jérôme Bonnell. In 2016, he directed his first short film, Après Suzanne, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and at Premiers Plans in 2017. He continued his acting career in France with Cherchez la femme by Sou Abadi, Simon et Théodore by Mikael Buch, Gaspard va au mariage by Antony Cordier and Le Grand Bain by Gilles Lellouche, presented out of competition at Cannes in 2018, as well as internationally with Resistance by Jonathan Jakubowicz and The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson. At the same time, he directed his first feature film, Deux fils, which was unanimously acclaimed. The film is in competition at Premiers Plans in 2019. This year, he was in Fabien Gorgeart's La Vraie Famille and Michel Leclerc's Les Goûts et les couleurs.



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Actor, director

After training in several theatre courses, Samir Guesmi was noticed for his performance in Malik le maudit by Youcef Hamidi, which earned him the Michel Simon prize and the interpretation prize at the 1994 Amiens Festival. In parallel to his film career, he also made a name for himself in the theatre, notably in the productions of Frédéric Bélier-Garcia. Without ever leaving the stage, he has made numerous notable appearances in mainstream films such as Alain Chabat's RRR, Karole Rocher and Barbara Biancardini's Fratè, as well as in auteur films such as Alain Gomis's L'Afrance, Nicole Garcia's Selon Charlie... In 2007, Alain Gomis gave him his first major role in Andalucia. Nominated for the César for Best Supporting Actor in 2013 with Camille redouble by Noémie Lvovsky, he continues to collaborate with great authors such as Sólveig Anspach, Bruno Podalydès, Valérie Donzelli, Arnaud Desplechin, Claire Simon, Pawel Pawlikowski. In 2007, Samir Guesmi directed his first short film C'est dimanche ! which won the Audience Award at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. His first feature film, Ibrahim, in official selection at Cannes, won the Grand Jury Prize at Premiers Plans and several prizes at the Angoulême Festival, including Best Film in 2020. Last December, he starred in Rachid Bouchareb's Nos frangins. This year, he will be seen in the film Pour la France by Rachid Hami and Ailleurs si j'y suis by François Pirot.

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Actress, director

Alice de Lencquesaing made her first screen appearances in 2007 in Naissance des pieuvres by Céline Sciamma and L'Heure d'été by Olivier Assayas. In 2009, she played in Le Père de mes enfants, the first feature film by Mia Hansen-Løve. After starring in Maïwenn's Polisse, she played in Louis-Do de Lencquesaing's first feature film, Au galop, in 2012, for which she was nominated for the César for Best New Actress. She then went on to work with directors such as Roschdy Zem (Bodybuilder and Chocolat), Guillaume Nicloux (La Religieuse), Cédric Anger (La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur), Anne Giafferi (Ange et Gabrielle), Valérie Donzelli (Marguerite et Julien), François Ozon (Frantz), Katell Quillévéré (Réparer les vivants), Carine Tardieu (Ôtez-moi d'un doute) and Alexis Michalik (Edmond). She has also appeared in numerous short films (Même pas en rêve, Zoo, Nos amarres...) and in the theatre in productions by Jean-Michel Ribes and Alexis Michalik. In 2021, she was cast in L'Événement by Audrey Diwan and Chacun pour soi by Michèle Laroque and the following year in the film L'Année 20 by Elisabeth Vogler. After studying literature and cinema at the Sorbonne in Paris, she wrote and directed a first short film in 2016, Tous les garçons, and a second one in 2020, En Maria, and developed other writing and directing projects.

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Director, scriptwriter

After having worked in various professions, Julie Lecoustre turned to cinema after meeting director Emmanuel Marre in 2016. In 2018, they conceived and produced together the medium-length film D'un château l'autre, which was screened in numerous international festivals, including Premiers Plans. The film won the Grand Prix at the Brive festival, the Bayard d'Or for short films in Namur and was nominated for the Magritte for best short film. Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre continue their collaboration by directing their first feature film Rien à foutre, with Adèle Exarchopoulos. Selected at La Semaine de la critique and in many festivals, the film was premiered at Premiers Plans in 2022.



© Pierre Caudevelle
Director, producer

Vincent Le Port graduated from La Fémis in directing. In 2012, he co-founded the production company Stank with Roy Arida and Pierre-Emmanuel Urcun, with which he produces other filmmakers while continuing to develop his own projects, with an interest in documentary as much as fiction or experimental cinema. In 2016, he directed the medium-length film Le Gouffre, which received the Jean Vigo Prize and a special mention from the jury at the Clermont-Ferrand festival. The following year he shot the docu-drama Dieu et le raté. Released in March 2022, his first feature film Bruno Reidal was presented in many international festivals including the Semaine de la Critique and Premiers Plans, where its lead actor Dimitri Doré received the Interpretation Award. His latest experimental short film, La Marche de Paris à Brest, was selected for the Clermont-Ferrand festival in 2022.

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Youna de PERETTI
Casting director

Casting director since 2010, Youna de Peretti works for cinema and television, in France and on international co-productions. She accompanies many first films by authors and reveals young actors. This year's Revelations 2023 include Rebecca Marder, Tracy Gotoas, Théodore Pellerin and Maël Rouin-Berrandou. She has to her credit several films for which she signed the casting, selected and awarded in festivals: in Cannes, Un petit frère, Un beau matin, La Dérive des continents (au sud), Jeune femme, Victoria, in Venice, À plein temps, Jusqu'à la garde. On television, she was in charge of the casting of the multi-primed series UFO(s) (ACS 2021, 2022). She is a member of ARDA and ICDN and is a regular member of the Comité des Révélations (César). She is a frequent contributor to the Talents Adami Cinéma castings and speaks at schools (CNSAD, Kourtrajmé).

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Anne-Juliette JOLIVET

A student at the University of Arts in Angers after having worked in the paramedical field, Anne-Juliette Jolivet has always been passionate about cinema. She applied for a job at the brand new 4-screen complex Les 400 Coups in 1982. She obtained a position as an usherette. Two years later, she became a cashier and was offered the vacant programming position. At first she refused, having no idea of what was in store for her, but then agreed to try the adventure. She remained in this position for over 27 years. Programming a cinema means negotiating the meeting point between a film and an audience, anticipating releases, being in constant contact with distributors in order to negotiate the setting up of the film, initiating debates with professionals, liaising with the cinema team, being passionate about swallowing hours of screenings without being discouraged by the number, keeping the pleasure of discovery, approaching a work from multiple angles: cultural, artistic, educational, social, heritage, experimental...