Alice Winocour

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Alice Winocour
Alice Winocour césars 2016.jpg
Born (1976-01-13) 13 January 1976 (age 45)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2003–present

Alice Winocour (born 13 January 1976) is a French screenwriter and director.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Winocour was born in Paris, France, to a Jewish family.[2] After studying screenwriting at La Fémis, Winocour made three short films and wrote the script for Vladimir Perisic's film Ordinary People (released in 2009).[3]

Winocour's first feature film, Augustine, based on the relationship between Professor Charcot and his patient Augustine, was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 as part of the Critics' Week.[4][5][6] Her second directorial film Maryland was selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[7]

Winocour also co-wrote the film Mustang with Deniz Gamze Ergüven. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[8] The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[9]

She was named as a member of the jury of the International Critics' Week section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[10]

Her 2019 film Proxima premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival,[11] where it received an honourable mention from the Platform Prize jury.[12]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2003 Orphée Yes Short film (also as actress)
2005 Kitchen Yes Yes Short film
Nominated—2005 Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Palme d'Or
2007 Magic Paris Yes Yes Short film
Cabourg Film Festival - Best Short Film Director
Los Angeles Film Festival - Best Narrative Short
2008 Home Yes Collaboration
2009 Pina Colada Yes Yes Short film
2009 Ordinary People Yes Collaboration
2012 Augustine Yes Yes Nominated—2012 Cannes Film Festival - Caméra d'Or
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
Nominated— Stockholm International Film Festival - Bronze Horse for Best Film
2015 Disorder Yes Yes Nominated—2015 Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
2015 Mustang Yes César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2019 Proxima Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Alice Winocour Réalisatrice et scénariste française". Le Figaro. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
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  3. ^ Stéphane Delorme, Possession, entretien avec Alice Winocour, Cahiers du cinéma, n° 683, novembre 2012, p. 29
  4. ^ Scott, A. O. (16 May 2013). "Doctor and Patient: A Gothic Love Story". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  5. ^ Robbins, Jonathan. "Discover: Alice Winocour Pulls the Strings in "Augustine"". Film Society Lincoln Centre. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  6. ^ Tehrani, Bijan. ""I wanted the film to be sensual ", Alice Winocour, director of AUGUSTINE". Cinema Without Borders. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  7. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  8. ^ "The Directors' Fortnight 2015 selection!". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  9. ^ Richford, Rhonda (22 September 2015). "Oscars: France Selects 'Mustang' As Foreign-Language Submission". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Jury 2016". Semaine de la Critique de Cannes. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  11. ^ Jordan Mintzer, "'Proxima': Film Review | TIFF 2019". The Hollywood Reporter, September 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "The film Martin Eden wins TIFF’s Platform Prize". Toronto Star, September 13, 2019.

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