Cédric Klapisch is a French film director, writer and producer. He was born on September 4, 1961. He attended the Rodin high school in Paris where he met Santiago Amigorena who later became his co-screenwriter on many films, as well as Alexis Galmot.
He studied literature at Lakannal highscool and went on to study film at Censier Paris 3 University and earned his Master’s degree in film at Saint Denis Paris 8 University.
At 23, he went to New York for two years to attend New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts, where he earned another Master’s degree.
When he got back to France in 1985, he started out as a best boy on film productions and then directed several shorts including In transit and Ce qui me meut which went on to garner many awards in festivals. His production company was later named after his short Ce qui me meut (1987).
In 1991, he made his feature film debut with Little Nothing. He went on to make 14 feature films including The Good Old Daze, Family Resemblances, Maybe, Perhaps, Pot Luck, Not For, or Against, Russian Dolls, My Piece of the Pie, Chinese Puzzle, Back to Burgundy, Someone, Somewhere and Rise that came out in 2022.
He took part in the creation of the TV show Call My Agent! as a showrunner of Season 1 and as a director (Episodes 1 and 3). He has recently been a showrunner on Greek Salad (with Lola Doillon and Antoine Garceau), a Ce qui me Meut/Amazon production which recently released on Prime Video.
He also directed several documentaries including Aurélie Dupont, l’espace d’un instant (about the prima ballerina), L’élévation (about Renaud Lavillenie, the pole vault overall winner) and Jusqu’au bout du haut (about Lavillenie up until the Rio de Janeiro Olympics).
He is the co-founder of La Cinetek with Pascale Ferran, Laurent Cantet and Alain Rocca (a VOD streaming platform dedicated to film classics).
He helped launch the career of several actors (Jean Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot, Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France, Kelly Reilly, Zinedine Soualem, Simon Abkarian, Diane Kruger, Gilles Lellouch, Marine Vatch , Aïssa Maïga, François Civil, Ana Girardot, Camille Cottin, Laure Calamy, Nicolas Maury, Stefi Celma, Marion Barbeau, Megan Northam, Aliocha Schneider…) or helped them gain more popularity.
Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Zar Amir-Ebrahimi is an Iranian actress, director and producer. She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022 with Holy Spider. In 2023, Shayda made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the world cinema dramatic competition. Recent films also include Les Survivants by Guillaume Renusson, Seven Winters In Tehran by Steffi Niederzoll and Mon pire ennemi by Mehran Tamadon. Upcoming is an adaptation of Reading Lolita in Tehran, featuring Zar and Golshifteh Farahani.
Anne-Sophie Bion cut her teeth editing news and features for Eurosport, then working for a film post-production company, before meeting Hervé Schneid, a renowned chief editor who became her mentor. He called on her as assistant editor on the two Mesrine films, L'Instinct de Mort and L'Ennemi Public n°1, directed by Jean-François Richet. A 3-year collaboration followed. Other encounters enriched her career, such as with Jean-Pierre Jeunet, on Micmacs à Tire-larigot.
She co-edited the documentary Women Are Heroes by JR, a renowned street artist.
Then in 2010, she edited her first feature film, Michel Hazanavicius' Oscar-winning The Artist. Nominated for the César, the British Academy Film Award and the Oscar for Best Editing. She won the ACE (American Cinema Editors) award from the American Editors Guild. This was followed by a successful collaboration on The Search, Le Redoutable and Le Prince Oublié.
In 2013, she met Cédric Klapisch, who entrusted her with the editing of Casse-Tête Chinois, the last part of the trilogy after L'Auberge Espagnole and Les Poupées Russes. She went on to edit Ce Qui Nous Lie, including En Corps, for which she was nominated for a César 2023 award for best editing.
Jean-Benoît Dunckel has formed the band AIR with Nicolas Godin in 1996. AIR has scored films including Sofia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides and Erik Skjoldbjaerg’s Pionneer and recorded soundtracks for Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette and Lost in Translation. Dunckel has released solo albums H+ in 2017 and Carbon in 2022. He has composed film and TV show soundtracks including François Ozon’s Summer of 85. In 2019, he recorded the electronic album Mirages in partnership with Jonathan Fitoussi.
Tina Satter is a writer and director for theater and film. Her debut feature Reality was adapted from her critically acclaimed play Is This A Room which premiered on Broadway debut in 2021. Tina has written and directed 11 original plays and a number of shorter performances and video works.
Éric Toledano et Olivier Nakache
Nakache and Toledano began working together in 1999 on a short film, Les Petits Souliers. They later directed many critically and commercially acclaimed features including Those Happy Days (2006), C’est la vie (2017), The Specials (2019) and the world phenomenon The Intouchables (19 million tickets sold in France and 31 million internationally) in 2011.
A graduate of the USC School of Cinema and Television, Andrew Durham has worked under such directors as. He produced Sofia Coppola’s first short film, Lick The Star, and Coppola’s television series, Hi-Octane. Fairyland is Durham’s first feature film as a writer/director.