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Rebecca Zlotowski

Rebecca Zlotowski
File:Rebecca Zlotowski Deauville 2013.jpg
Zlotowski at the 2013 Deauville American Film Festival
Born Rebecca Myriam Clara Zlotowski
(1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 40)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2006–present

Rebecca Zlotowski (born 21 April 1980) is a French film director and screenwriter. Her second feature film Grand Central, a love story exploring three-way romance between nuclear plant workers, won the François Chalais Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Life and career

Zlotowski is a graduate of France’s prestigious Femis school. She began her career as a screenwriter. She has written screenplays for several short films. She co-wrote Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s Jimmy Riviere.[2]

Zlotowski made her directorial debut with the film Belle Épine, which premiered in the International Critics' Week section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film starred Léa Seydoux and although it wasn't a commercial success, the film won a Louis Delluc Prize for best first film and Seydoux was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress.[2]

She followed up that film with Grand Central starring Léa Seydoux and Tahar Rahim which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.

In 2014, Zlotowski was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[3] She was the head of the jury for the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award for the International Critics' Week section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

She was selected to be on the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films sections of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[5]

In 2015 Zlotowski announced her next film would be Planetarium starring Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp as sisters.[6]

Filmography

Director

Year Title Notes
2010 Belle Épine Louis Delluc Prize for first film
2013 Grand Central François Chalais Prize
Lumière Special Award
Grand Prix (Cabourg Romantic Film Festival)
2016 Planetarium

Writer

Year Title Notes
2006 Dans le rang Short film
2006 Les garçons Short film
2007 Dans l'oeil Short film
2007 Parcours d'obstacles Short film
2009 Just for Sex Short film
2010 Belle Épine
2011 Jimmy Rivière Screenplay
2013 Grand Central
2013 You and the Night Scenario consultant

References

  1. ^ "Le Prix François Chalais 2013 pour "Grand Central" de Rebecca Zlotowski". culturebox. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b Keslassy, Elsa. "Rebecca Zlotowski: ‘Many Women Filmmakers Have Emerged in France’". Variety. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nomination dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres janvier 2014". Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Rebecca Zlotowski: President of the Jury of the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award". Semaine de la Critique. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  5. ^ "The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury". Cannes Film Festival. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa. "Cannes: Natalie Portman to Star in French Ghost Story ‘Planetarium’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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