Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Born Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
(1964-11-16) 16 November 1964 (age 49)
Turin, Italy
Years active 1986–present

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, also spelled Bruni-Tedeschi (Italian pronunciation: [vaˈlɛrja ˈbruni teˈdeski]; born 16 November 1964[1]), is an Italian-French[2] actress. Her 2013 film A Castle in Italy was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Like her younger sister, Carla Bruni, she has settled in France. The girls were raised bilingual, as their mother's family was mostly French. She holds dual Italian and French citizenship. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was Italian, while the rest of her mother's ancestry is French. Her father is Italian.[4]

Her sister Carla married politician Nicolas Sarkozy, who was elected as President of France. He stepped down on 15th May 2012 after being defeated in the presidential election by François Hollande.

Tedeschi had a relationship with the French actor Louis Garrel from 2007 to 2012. Together they adopted a girl from Senegal in 2009.[5]

Notable film appearances[edit]

Bruni Tedeschi has acted in many films since 1986, and has recently been a leading member of the cast in several internationally acclaimed films, such as

She was present at the 2005 Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, to promote two films she had acted in: Tickets (2005), a three-segment film directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, and Ken Loach, and Crustacés et Coquillages, a comedy directed by the French duo of Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

She also played a lead role in the short film Drugstore (2000),[6] as part of a French anti-drug awareness raising campaign Drug Scenes (Original French title: Scénarios sur la Drogue), directed by Marion Vernoux based on a script by Eric Ellena.[7]

Notable TV appearances[edit]

She recently appeared in one episode of the TV series In Treatment (2013).


Her debut film as a director, It's Easier for a Camel..., won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003 and at the Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival in 2004.[8] It was also awarded Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film. It was also entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[9] According to Tim Palmer the film is an engaging example of contemporary French pop-art cinema, referring to directors who wittily merge the features of intellectual/arthouse cinema with mass/popular cinema, putting Bruni Tedeschi in the company of other filmmakers such as François Ozon, Maîwenn le Besco, Sophie Fillières, Serge Bozon, etc.[10]

In 2007, Bruni Tedeschi directed Actrices, which won the Prix Spécial du Jury at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.


  1. ^ "Stato Civile di Torino". La Stampa. 21 November 1964. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Valeria Bruni Tedeschi – (in French)
  3. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "La genealogies de Carla Bruni", RF Genealogie
  5. ^ Carla Bruni ‘besotted’ after becoming aunt to African baby
  6. ^ "uniFrance (in French)". 
  7. ^ "Scénarios sur la drogue (in French)". 
  8. ^ IMDb page of awards for Il est plus facile pour un chameau...
  9. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  10. ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.

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