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Instructors of the 2023 Angers Workshops


Founded by Jeanne Moreau and the Festival in 2005, the Ateliers d'Angers aim to support the development of first feature films. As the time of the Workshops now coincides with the time of the Festival, the directors and producers of the projects supported by the Workshops benefit from artistic and professional meetings, which will help them in the development of their project.

This year, the 5 residents will be accompanied by Antoine Barraud, Samuel Theis, Youna de Peretti, Béatrice Thiriet, Frédéric Alvarez and Jonathan Ricquebourg



ANTOINE BARRAUD, director, screenwriter and producer
Antoine Barraud directed several short films between 2003 and 2012 (Monstre, Déluge, Monstre, numéro deux), presented at Premiers Plans, among others. In 2012, he produced Stephen Dwoskin's last film, Age is..., and directed his first feature film, Les Gouffres, which was presented at Angers. In 2015 he directed his second feature, Le Dos rouge, and produced João Pedro Rodrigues' L'Ornithologue and Marie Losier's Cassandro, the exotico. His third feature, Madeleine Collins, was released in late 2021. Antoine Barraud was a member of the feature film jury last January.

© Manuel Moutier
  SAMUEL THEIS, actor and director
Born in 1978, Samuel Theis studied dramatic art at the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Lyon. He then joined the script workshop at La Fémis before directing his first feature film Party Girl, inspired by his mother's life, the script of which was developed at the Ateliers d'Angers in 2012. On the borderline between documentary and fiction, the members of her family play their own roles. The film, co-directed with Marie Amachoukeli and Claire Burger, opened the Un Certain Regard selection at Cannes in 2014 and won the Camera d'Or. Samuel Theis is also an actor and director. Petite nature, his second feature film, premiered in Angers in 2022.
© Renaud Gavroy
  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 that have been selected and awarded in festivals, including Cannes and Venice, for which she signed the casting: Un petit frère, Un beau matin, La Dérive des continents (au sud), Jeune femme, Victoria, 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).

© Béatrice Thiriet

Béatrice Thiriet's favourite fields are film music and opera. In 2000 she received the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts for her opera Nouvelles histoires d'elle. Discovered in the cinema by Pascale Ferran, she wrote the music for Petits arrangements avec les morts, L'Âge des possibles and Lady Chatterley. She has worked with many directors, both for cinema and television: Dominique Cabrera, Jacques Deschamps, Radu Miailheanu, Joël Farges, Marc Esposito... She has composed some fifty film scores as well as several symphonies and chamber music works. She is also a journalist, music critic and short film director. She has received, among others, the Lumières Prize for the best music for L'Astragale, the César for the best music for Bird People and the Prix France Musique Sacem for Le Cœur des hommes, Bird People and L'Astragale.

Frédéric Alvarez studied́ cinema at the Université́ Louis Lumière in Lyon and music at the American School of Modern Music as well as at the Schola Cantorum. He is the author of the music for many documentaries and short films such as Les Vertueuses by Stéphanie Halfon, selected́ at the César Awards. He has also composed the music for several French (Les Filles au Moyen-Âge and Louloute by Hubert Viel, La Troisième Guerre by Giovanni Aloi selected́ at the Venice Film Festival) and international feature films (Abroad by Giovanni Fumu, In the Land of Brothers by Alireza Ghasemi and Raha Amirfazli, Four Days to Full Moon by Pawo Choyning Dorji). In 2022, he composed the music for Emmanuelle Nicot's Dalva, selected́ at the Critics' Week of the Cannes Film Festival and presented this year in preview at the Festival.

  JONATHAN RICQUEBOURG, director of photography
Jonathan Ricquebourg is a director of photography born in 1987. A student of anthropology and documentary film, he graduated from Louis Lumière in 2013. He worked on the films Mange tes morts (Jean-Charles Hue, 2014), La Mort de Louis XIV (Albert Serra, 2016), Sheherazade (Jean-Bernard Marlin, 2018), L'Angle mort (Pierre Trividic and Patrick Mario Bernard, 2019). More recently, he signed the image of the film Coupez by Michel Hazanavicius (2022), Voyages en Italie by Sophie Letourneur and Earwig by Lucile Hadzilalilovic. He also collaborated with the choreographer Gisèle Vienne for her film Jerk (2021).