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Wild Bunch - ACTRESSES

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi




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Status: Completed

Director(s): Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Main cast: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Louis Garrel

Long synopsis : Actress Marcelline - 40, single and childless - is rehearsing a new play. When the director introduces her to his assistant, Nathalie, it transpires the two women were at drama school together 20 years earlier. It's the first in a series of shocks that will turn Marcelline's life upside down. Her gynecologist informs her that if she wants a child, it's now or never. Her character begins to invade her. Her relationship with the director disintegrates. She cannot function. Ghosts from her past appear, offering help. Ghosts and women. Her mother -young at heart and pained by her daughter's loneliness; an old boyfriend's mother; a young actress who idolizes her; the Virgin Mary herself.... Different women, all longing to live out the passions they have not yet experienced. All unwilling to abandon their dreams.


  • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Louis Garrel, Mathieu Amalric, Valeria Golino, Marisa Bruni Tedeschi


  • Producer(s): Olivier Delbosc , Marc Missonnier
  • Director(s): Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • Screenplay: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy
  • DP: Jeanne Lapoirie
  • Editing: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gilles Granier, Anne Weil
  • Set Design: Emmanuelle Duplay
  • Original Title: ACTRICES
  • Genre(s): Drama, Romance

  • Production date: 2006
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 108 min
  • Festival de Cannes 2007 - Un Certain Regard
    Award(s) : Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize
  • César Awards 2008 - Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Supporting Actress
  • Piffl Medien 2007
  • BFI London Film Festival 2007
  • Montreal World Film Festival 2007
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007
  • New York Film Festival 2007
  • Sitges Film Festival 2007
  • Busan International Film Festival 2007
  • Viennale International Film Festival 2007
  • Sao Paulo Mostra Internacional de Cinema 2007
  • Marrakech International Film Festival 2007
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2008
  • Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2008
  • Torino Film Festival 2007
  • World Film Festival of Bangkok 2008
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2008