Mia Hansen-Løve

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Mia Hansen-Løve
Born (1981-02-05) 5 February 1981 (age 34)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Olivier Assayas (2009-present)

Mia Hansen-Løve (born 5 February 1981) is a French film director, screenwriter and former actress. She has directed four feature films and two shorts since 2004. Her film The Father of My Children, won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hansen-Løve was born February 5th, 1981 in Paris. Her mother, Laurence Hansen-Løve, was a philosophy professor.[2]

As a teenager Hansen-Løve enjoyed acting and appeared in Fin août, début septembre directed by her future husband, Olivier Assayas.

Career[edit]

Her film Tout est pardonné was nominated for a César Best First Film in 2008 by the French Film Academy.[3]

Her second film, The Father of My Children premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.

Hansen-Løve's third feature was the semi-autobiographical Goodbye First Love. Hansen-Løve cast actress Lola Créton after seeing her in Bluebeard.[4] Her husband, who was with her at the time of the viewing subsequently cast Créton in one of his films as well. The film premiered at the 2011 Locarno International Film Festival.

In November 2013, Hansen-Løve began filming on Eden, an epic drama about a young man named Paul who discovers the burgeoning French house music scene during the early 90s. The film was inspired and co-written by her brother Sven who had been part of the 90s club scene as a DJ. Hansen-Løve went through multiple producers while trying to make the film as obtaining the rights to the music she wanted to use was both time-consuming and expensive. Actors Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet starred in the film.[5] The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[6]

Future Work[edit]

During promotion for Eden Hansen-Løve announced that her next film Things to Come would star Isabelle Huppert as a philosophy teacher whose husband had left her and whose children had moved away.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Mia's brother Sven (left) served as the inspiration for the main character in Eden, played by Félix de Givry (right).

Hansen-Løve is married to director Olivier Assayas who directed her in the film Fin août, début septembre.[8] Together they have a daughter named Vicky born in 2009.[9]

Hansen-Løve is the younger sister of Sven Hansen-Løve who was a successful DJ in the 90s and who was the inspiration and co-writer for her film Eden.[10]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004 Après mûre réflexion Short film
2005 Offre Spéciale Short film
2007 All is Forgiven
2009 The Father of My Children
2011 Goodbye First Love
2014 Eden

As actress[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Late August, Early September Véra
2000 Sentimental Destinies Aline

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Father of My Children". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Laurence Hansen-Love". Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.
  4. ^ Solomons, Jason. "Mia Hansen-Løve: the broken heart that made me a film-maker". Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Brock, Ben. "Mia Hansen-Love Helming Dance World Saga 'Eden' Starring Brady Corbet and Greta Gerwig". IndieWire. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Raup, Jordan (July 22, 2014). "TIFF 2014 Line-Up Includes ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Eden,’ ‘While We’re Young,’ ‘Pasolini,’ and More". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Ehrlich, David. "Interview: Mia Hansen-Løve Talks ‘Eden,’ Daft Punk, French Disco & Her Next Film ‘The Future’". Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Morris, Octavia (2010-06-27). "The film that changed my life: Mia Hansen-Løve". guardian.co.uk (London). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  9. ^ Solomons, Jason (29 April 2012). "Mia Hansen-Løve: the broken heart that made me a film-maker". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Kinos-Goodin, Jesse (Sep 11, 2014). "TIFF 2014: Daft Punk's surprising role in French house music movie Eden". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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