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Directed by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Produced by Olivier Delbosc
Marc Missonnier
Written by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Noémie Lvovsky
Agnès de Sacy
Starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Noémie Lvovsky
Mathieu Amalric
Louis Garrel
Valeria Golino
Cinematography Jeanne Lapoirie
Edited by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Anne Weil
Distributed by Wild Bunch
Release dates
  • 19 May 2007 (2007-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 26 December 2007 (2007-12-26) (France)
Running time
107 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $3,5 million
Box office $3,980,578[1]

Actrices (English: Actresses) is a French comedy-drama film directed by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, released in 2007. The film was presented in the official selection at the 60th Cannes Film Festival and won a Prix Spécial du Jury in the Un Certain Regard section.


Marcelline is an actress, haunted by Natalia Petrovna, the heroine of the Turgenev play A Month in the Country, that she is rehearsing, with a lot of trouble. To escape her torments she goes to the swimming pool, and swims, and listens to Glenn Miller.

At 40, she is unmarried, lives only for the theatre, and realises she will probably never have children, which heightens her anguish. She looks to communicate with those around her - living or dead: the Virgin Mary, the protecting ghost of her father seated on the family sofa, the mischievous phantom of her lover perched in a tree. She laughs and cries in turn, a nothing perturbs her, a look from her mother, or simply a kiss from the young lead in the play she is acting in.



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