Noémie Lvovsky

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Noémie Lvovsky
Noémie Lvovsky 2014.jpg
Noémie Lvovsky in 2014
Born (1964-12-14) 14 December 1964 (age 50)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actress
Years active 1986–present

Noémie Lvovsky (born 14 December 1964) is a French film director, screenwriter, and actress.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Lvovsky studied cinema at La Fémis in Paris, notably a contemporary of Arnaud Desplechin, with whom she often collaborates. Her first two films cast Emmanuelle Devos, who was then at the beginning of her career.

She has been nominated three times for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress: in 2002 for My Wife Is an Actress, in 2006 for Backstage, and in 2008 for Actrices. Her film Sentiments was nominated for the César Award for Best Film in 2004.

Her film Camille redouble was selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[2][3] where it won the Prix SACD.[4]

She was named as one of the jury members for the Cinéfondation and short film sections of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

As actress[edit]

As director/writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1986 La belle Short film
1987 Une visite Short film
1989 Dis-moi oui, dis-moi non Short film
Writer and director
1990 Embrasse-moi Short film
Writer and director
1992 The Sentinel Writer
1994 Oublie-moi Writer and director
1996 Clubbed to Death (Lola) Writer
1996 The Phantom Heart Writer
1997 Les années lycée: Petites TV movie
Writer and director
1999 Life Doesn't Scare Me Writer and director
2003 It's Easier for a Camel... Writer
2003 Feelings Writer and director
2007 Actrices Writer
2007 Faut que ça danse! Writer and director
2012 Camille Rewinds Writer and director
2013 A Castle in Italy Writer

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Title of work Award Category Result
1990 Dis-moi oui, dis-moi non Munich International Festival of Film Schools Jury Award Won
1991 Brest European Short Film Festival Grand Prix Won
1994 Oublie-moi Thessaloniki International Film Festival Best Screenplay Won
1998 Les années lycée: Petites Torino Film Festival Best Film - International Feature Film Competition Nominated
1999 La vie ne me fait pas peur Locarno International Film Festival Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Won
Silver Leopard Won
Youth Jury Award Won
Golden Leopard Nominated
Prix Jean Vigo Feature Film Won
2000 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema Best Director Won
Cannes Film Festival French Cineaste of the Year Won
2001 Viareggio EuropaCinema Best European Film Won
2002 My Wife Is an Actress César Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2003 Les sentiments Louis Delluc Prize Prix Louis Delluc Won
Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Nominated
2004 César Award Best Film Nominated
2006 Backstage Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2008 Actrices Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2010 The French Kissers Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2012 Camille redouble Cannes Film Festival Prix SACD Won
House of Tolerance César Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Camille redouble Locarno International Film Festival Variety Piazza Grande Award Won
2013 Camille redouble César Award Best Actress Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Film Nominated
Best Writing Nominated


  1. ^ Tarr, Carrie; Rollet, Brigitte (2001-11-01). Cinema and the second sex: women's filmmaking in France in the 1980s and 1990s. Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 34–, 68–. ISBN 978-0-8264-4742-5. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Leffler, Rebecca. "Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry’s 'The We & The I' to Open Director's Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  3. ^ "2012 Selection". Directors' Fortnight. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  4. ^ Ford, Rebecca (2012-05-25). "Cannes 2012: 'No' Takes Top Prize at Directors' Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Abbas Kiarostami to preside over jury at Cannes film festival". PressTV. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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