Early life and career
Rouan became a director in her own right when she helmed a short film titled Grosse. It won a César Award in 1986. She would become a feature film director with Overseas (1990), which won the Critics' Week award at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. She co-starred in the film with Marianne Basler and Nicole Garcia to portray sisters in colonial North Africa during the 1950s.
The now actor-director would continue in roles, including one in Olivier, Olivier (1991) for Polish director Agnieszka Holland.
Rouan's 1997 film Post Coitum, Animal Triste garnered attention for its depiction of an affair between a middle-aged woman (played by Rouan herself) and a younger man. The film was a success in its native country and received strong notices in America, where it screened at the New York Film Festival before playing to arthouse crowds. It was also screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
- Overseas (1990)
- Post Coitum, Animal Triste (After Sex) (1997)
- Travaux, on sait quand ça commence... (Housewarming) (2005)
Partial actor filmography
- Overseas (1990) as Malène
- Post Coitum, Animal Triste (1997) as Diane Clovier
- Why Not Me? (1999) as Josepha
- Le Temps du Loup (Time of the Wolf) (2003) as Béa
- The Pleasure Is All Mine (2004) as Nicole
- Les Chansons d'Amour (2007) as Julie's Mother
- 100% cachemire (2013)
- This article borrows largely from a New York Times profile of the artist. Riding, Alan. "When the Tables Are Turned in Adultery's Secret Rooms", New York Times, March 8, 1998
- "Festival de Cannes: After Sex". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
- "Berlinale: 1998 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14.