Delphine and Muriel Coulin

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Delphine Coulin
Born 1972 (age 45–46)
Hennebont, France
Occupation Novelist, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1997–present
Muriel Coulin
Born Hennebont, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, camera assistant
Years active 1990–present

Delphine and Muriel Coulin are French sisters who form a directing duo. They are best known for their film 17 Girls.

Early career[edit]

Muriel Coulin began work as a cinematographer and camera assistant throughout the 1990s. Delphine is also a novelist.[1] The sisters began collaborating on films in 1997 with the short film Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux (a reference to Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus).

Film career[edit]

The sisters made their feature film debut in 2011 with the film 17 Girls which was loosely based on the story of a group of American teenage girls who decided to become pregnant at the same time.[2] The film played at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2015 the sisters announced that their second film would be The Stopover, starring actress/singer Soko.[3] The film premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.[4] They jointly won the award for Best Screenplay from the Un Certain Regard jury.[5][6]



  1. ^ Silverstein, Melissa; Cadenas, Kerensa. "Interview with Delphine and Muriel Coulin - Co-Directors/Writers of 17 Girls". Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Pilkington, Ed. "17 pregnancies at US school after girls make baby pact". Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Lemercier, Fabien. "Delphine and Muriel Coulin shooting The Stopover". Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  4. ^ BACLE, ARIANA. "Cannes Film Festival reveals 2016 lineup". Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  5. ^ BACLE, ARIANA. "Cannes Film Festival reveals 2016 lineup". Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. "Un Certain Regard Winners: 'The Happiest Day', 'Captain Fantastic's Matt Ross, 'The Red Turtle' – Cannes". Retrieved 21 May 2016. 

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