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© Gilles Marchand
Director, screenwriter

Born in Morocco, Robin Campillo studied at IDHEC, where he met Laurent Cantet at, for whom he co-wrote and edited several films, including L'Emploi du temps (Time Out) in 2001, Vers le sud (Heading South) in 2005 and Entre les murs (The Class), which won the Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and the César for Best Adaptation in 2009. In 2004 He directed his first feature film, Les Revenants (They Came Back), starring Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï and Frédéric Pierrot, which inspired the series of the same name for Canal+. The screenplay was read at Premiers Plans the previous year. In his next film, Eastern Boys, Olivier Rabourdin plays a man in his fifties whose life is turned upside down when he meets a young man from Eastern Europe. The film was screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2013, where it was awarded the Orrizzonti Prize for Best Film, and went on to win numerous awards at other international festivals, as well as garnering César nominations for Best Director and Best Film. In 2016, he co-wrote the screenplay for Rebecca Zlotowski’s, Planétarium. His third feature film, 120 battements par minute (120 BPM), starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois and Adèle Haenel, explores the fight against AIDS in the early 1990s by Act-Up Paris activists. It was in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, winning the Grand Prix du Jury. Praised by critics and audiences alike, it won numerous awards, including Césars for Best Film and for Best Original Screenplay. The film was sold in over forty countries worldwide. His latest film, L’Île rouge (Red Island), starring Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Quim Gutiérrez, was released in cinemas last May, and revisits his childhood at a French army base in Madagascar in the early 1970s.


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Julie Roué would have liked to become a pilot, but her short-sightedness put pay to that. After trying her hand at various forms of music (piano, Irish pipes, guitar, singing), she returned her taste for machines with lots of buttons, and trained as a sound engineer at ENS Louis Lumière, before studying harmony and orchestration. Her musical language borrows from classical music, jazz, electro, world music and experimental music, all with a strong pop influence. She has scored Jeune femme by Léonor Serraille, Perdrix (The Bare Necessity) and La Fille de son père (No Love Lost) by Erwan Le Duc, Fragile (Hard Shell, Soft Shell) by Emma Benestan, Une femme du monde (Her Way) by Cécile Ducrocq, Le Syndrome des amours passes (The (Ex)Perience of Love) by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni, as well as the series HP (OCS), Parlement (France TV Slash, co-composed with François Clos) and Sous contrôle (Arte). Alongside her film work, she has developed a pop universe both in English (About Luke - 2019) and in French (EP due in 2024). She is also one half of the electroclash group Carte Contact, and wrote the track Like a Dog. Since 2022, she has formed the electro duo A V I O N with Louise Belmas. Their first creation is a visual concert entitled Malombra, pourquoi les héroïnes meurent à la fin ?, which combines cinema, theatre, electro and pop songs.


Zita Hanrot made her debut in Romain Lévy’s film Radiostars in 2012. She then went on to work for François Ozon in Une nouvelle amie (The New Girlfriend), Mia Hansen-Løve in Eden and Philippe Faucon in Fatima. This film won her the César for Best Emerging Actress in 2016. She went on to star in De Sas en sas by Rachida Brakni, KO by Fabrice Gobert, Carnivores by Jérémie and Yannick Renier, Paul Sanchez est revenue (Paul Sanchez is Back!) by Patricia Mazuy, La Fête est finie (The Party’s Over) by Marie Garel Weiss, L'Ordre des Médecins (Breath of Life) by David Roux and La Vie scolaire (School Life) by Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir. In 2019, she was a voice talent in the animated feature Les Hirondelles de Kaboul (The Swallows of Kabul) by Zabou Breitman. That same year, she directed her first short film La Maman des poissons. For three seasons, she was part of the cast of the series Plan cœur (The Hookup Plan), broadcast on Netflix. She has worked alongside Sami Bouajila in Rouge (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi, Laure Calamy in Annie Colère (Angry Annie) by Blandine Lenoir and Jacques Gamblin in L’Homme debout by Florence Vignon. In 2023, she was in À mon seul désir (My Sole Desire) by Lucie Borleteau, which premiered at Premiers Plans. This year she will be in The Ballad of Suzanne Césaire by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Lee by Ellen Kuras, and Nathalie Najem’s first feature film, Pompeï.

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Nathan Ambrosioni started out in the film industry in 2014 and 2015, making two self-produced genre films with a team of volunteers during the school holidays when he was still at secondary school. These two “holiday” projects went on to tour the world at festivals: Brussels (BIFFF), Los Angeles (Screamfest), Montreal (Fantasia), Barcelona (Sitges), London (FrightFest)... He switched genres in 2016, moving into more intimate cinema. He wrote and directed a short film, Ce qui nous reste, starring Zoé Adjani. The film was selected for the Calgary and San Francisco festivals. In 2017, he became the youngest person to receive an advance on receipts from the CNC for his first feature film, Les Drapeaux de papier (Paper Flags), starring Noémie Merlant and Guillaume Gouix. The film was screened at Premiers Plans and was released in theatres in 2019. He then wrote two films with Audrey Diwan, which he is keeping on the back boiler for the time being. In 2021, he wrote Toni, en famille (Toni), again on his own, and directed it a year later with Camille Cottin in the lead role. The film, produced by Chi-fou-mi Productions, was released last September by Studiocanal and garnered over 300,000 admissions nationwide.



© Antonia Buresi
Director, screenwriter, photographer

Lola Quivoron was born in Paris in 1989 and grew up in Seine-Saint-Denis. In 2012 she joined the directing department at La Fémis. While studying there, she made three short films that won awards at a number of festivals: Stand, the portrait of a woman at a shooting range; Fils du loup (Son of the Wolf), a coming-of-age story at a training camp for attack dogs; and Au loin, Baltimore, about passing on the passion for street scrambling. These last two short films were screened at Premiers Plans. Lola Quivoron delved deeper into the world of motorbikes in the video Androgyne and in her latest short film Ça brûle in 2019. That same year, she co-directed Headshot with Antonia Buresi, a documentary portrait of European youth filmed as part of a theatrical performance based on a Russian roulette game. Her first feature, Rodeo, is a spirited telling of the crazy story of Julia, a motorbike addict in the male-dominated world of street scrambling. The film won numerous awards, including the “Coup de Coeur” Prize at the 2022 Cannes Festival, in the Un Certain Regard competition.

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Anamaria Vartolomei made her film debut in 2011 at the age of ten in Eva Ionesco's My Little Princess alongside Isabelle Huppert. She then went on to star in Riad Sattouf's Jacky au royaume des filles (Jacky in the Kingdom of Women) in 2014, Ramzi Ben Sliman's Ma révolution, presented at Premiers Plans in 2016, and Trân Anh Hùng's Éternité (Eternity) in 2016. She was in the short film Deux rivages by Diana Munteanu and lent her voice to the animated short Sororelle (Sororal) by Frédéric Even and Louise Mercadier. In 2017, she played in Le Semeur (The Sower) by Marine Francen, and in L'Échange des princesses by Marc Dugain. In 2020, she will star alongside Juliette Binoche in Martin Provost's La Bonne Épouse (How to Be a Good Wife) and alongside Kacey Mottet-Klein in Christophe Blanc's Just Kids. In 2021, she played Anne, the main character in L'Événement (Happening) by Audrey Diwan. The film won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. The following year, she won the César for Best Emerging Actress. This year, she will be appearing in L'Empire by Bruno Dumont and Maria by Jessica Palud.

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Sandor Funtek made his debut with directors such as Abdellatif Kechiche in La Vie d'Adèle(Blue is the Warmest Colour) and Jacques Audiard in Deephan. In 2017, he starred in Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli. The film won the Best Film award in the Orizzonti section at Venice. The following year, he starred alongside Sandrine Bonnaire in Sarah Marx's K contraire, then played Kool Shen in Audrey Estrougo's biopic Suprêmes, about the early days of the group NTM, presented Out of Competition at Cannes in 2021. He was nominated for a César for Best Newcomer. He then appeared before the camera of Ildikó Enyedi in L'Histoire de ma femme (The Story of My Wife) with Léa Seydoux. He also appeared in several short films, including Jennah by Meryem Benm’Barek, À peine by Vincent Cappello and I and The Stupid Boy by Kaouther Ben Hania. Last December, he starred in Rue des dames by Hamé Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey. He is also starring in Vincent Cappello’s first feature, Nouveau monde, which will be screened at this year’s Premiers Plans.



Journalist and film critic

Esther Brejon works for Canal+'s weekly film magazine Faut voir ! and writes for the film magazines Revus & Corrigés, Rockyrama and Sorociné. A member of the short film selection committee at La Semaine de la critique, she hosts the Silence elles tournent podcast on women in film history.

© Hervé Le Gall
Author and journalist

Pauline Le Gall is a freelance writer and journalist (Les Inrocks, Cheek, etc.) who writes about literature as well as cinema and TV series. She particularly enjoys defending new voices and new writing styles. In 2022 she published the essay Utopies féministes sur nos écrans: les amitiés féminines en action (Feminist Utopias on Our Screens: Women's Friendships in Action), published by Daronnes.

Journalist and film critic

Pierre Charpilloz is a journalist and film critic. A member of the editorial boards of Sofilm and Bande à Part, he also contributes to the programmes Viva Cinéma on Ciné+ and Court Circuit on Arte. He is the author of the book Audrey Hepburn, une star pour tous, published by Capricci, and teaches cinema at the University of Strasbourg and the University of Paris 8.