Mia Hansen-Løve

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Mia Hansen-Løve
Mia Hansen-Løve at 2015 Sundance.jpg
Hansen-Løve at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
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. 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 on 5 February 1981 in Paris. Her parents Laurence and Ole Hansen-Løve, are both philosophy professors.[2]

As a teenager Hansen-Løve enjoyed acting and appeared in Late August, Early September and Sentimental Destinies, both directed by Olivier Assayas.

In 2001, she enrolled in the Conservatoire for Dramatic Arts in Paris, but left in 2003 and began writing reviews for the film magazine Cahiers du cinéma until 2005. Meanwhile, she directed several shorts, including Contre-coup (2005) which starred Louis Garrel and Lolita Chammah.[3]

Career[edit]

Her debut film All Is Forgiven was nominated for a César Award for Best First Feature Film in 2008 by the French Film Academy.[4]

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

Hansen-Løve's third feature was the semi-autobiographical Goodbye First Love. Hansen-Løve cast actress Lola Créton after seeing her in Bluebeard.[5] 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, where it received a special mention from the Jury.

In November 2013, Hansen-Løve began filming on Eden, a 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.[6] The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[7]

During promotion for Eden, Hansen-Løve announced that her next film Things to Come (L'Avenir) would star Isabelle Huppert as a philosophy teacher whose seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart when her husband leaves her and her children move away from home.[8]

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 films Late August, Early September and Sentimental Destinies.[9] Together they have a daughter named Vicky born in 2009.[10]

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.[11]

Her cousin, Igor Hansen-Løve, is a L'Express journalist. He had a small role in her 2009 film The Father of My Children.[12]

Filmography[edit]

As director/screenwriter[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2003 Après mûre réflexion Yes Yes Short film
2004 Un pur esprit Yes Short film
2005 Offre Spéciale Yes Short film
2005 Contre-coup Yes Short film
2005 Laisse passer l’été Yes Short film
2005 Platonov, la nuit est belle Yes Short film
2007 All Is Forgiven Yes Yes Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film
Nominated—Caméra d'Or (2007 Cannes Film Festival)
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
2009 The Father of My Children Yes Yes Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize (2009 Cannes Film Festival)
Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2011 Goodbye First Love Yes Yes Locarno International Film Festival - Special Mention
2014 Eden Yes Yes Nominated—Golden Shell (San Sebastián International Film Festival)
2016 Things To Come Yes Yes

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 17 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Laurence Hansen-Love". Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mia Hansen-Løve". Canal+. 
  4. ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.
  5. ^ Solomons, Jason. "Mia Hansen-Løve: the broken heart that made me a film-maker". Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Brock, Ben. "Mia Hansen-Love Helming Dance World Saga 'Eden' Starring Brady Corbet and Greta Gerwig". IndieWire. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Ehrlich, David. "Interview: Mia Hansen-Løve Talks ‘Eden,’ Daft Punk, French Disco & Her Next Film ‘The Future’". Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Morris, Octavia (2010-06-27). "The film that changed my life: Mia Hansen-Løve". guardian.co.uk (London). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  10. ^ Solomons, Jason (29 April 2012). "Mia Hansen-Løve: the broken heart that made me a film-maker". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Kinos-Goodin, Jesse (Sep 11, 2014). "TIFF 2014: Daft Punk's surprising role in French house music movie Eden". Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Abela, Emmanuel. "Mia Hansen-Løve, le fil de la transmission". Retrieved 10 June 2015. 

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