Noémie Lvovsky

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Noémie Lvovsky
Noémie Lvovsky 2014.jpg
Noémie Lvovsky in 2014
Born (1964-12-14) 14 December 1964 (age 52)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actress
Years active 1986–present

Noémie Lvovsky (French: [lvɔfski]; 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 is the actress with most nominations for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress, with 6 nominations : in 2002 for My Wife Is an Actress, in 2006 for Backstage, in 2008 for Actrices, in 2010 for The French Kissers, in 2012 for House of Pleasures and in 2016 for Summertime. 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]


As actress[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2001 My Wife Is an Actress Nathalie Yvan Attal Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002 If I Were a Rich Man Claire Gérard Bitton & Michel Munz
2003 France Boutique Monique Tonie Marshall
2004 Kings and Queen Elizabeth Arnaud Desplechin
Illustre inconnue The sister Marc Fitoussi Short
2005 Backstage Juliette Emmanuelle Bercot Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
L'Un reste, l'autre part Nicole Claude Berri
2006 L'École pour tous Krikorian Éric Rochant
Le Grand Appartement Charlotte Falingard Pascal Thomas
2007 Actrices Nathalie Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 A Simple Heart Nastasie Marion Laine
L'Endroit idéal Rita Brigitte Sy Short
2009 The French Kissers Hervé's mother Riad Sattouf Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Coco Brigitte Gad Elmaleh
Unlikely Roommates Émilie Deleuze TV Movie
2010 Copacabana Suzanne Marc Fitoussi (2)
Les Mains libres Rita Brigitte Sy (2)
Bus Palladium The psy Christopher Thompson
Ensemble, nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour... Madame Adélaïde Pascal Thomas (2)
La Collection pique sa crise Chantal Vincent Mariette TV Series (1 Episode)
2011 House of Tolerance Marie-France Bertrand Bonello Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
17 Girls The nurse Delphine & Muriel Coulin
Guilty Edith Marécaux Vincent Garenq
Skylab Aunt Monique Julie Delpy
Bouquet final The owner Josée Dayan TV Movie
In the Spirit Of Noémie Lvovsky Nathalie Cuman TV Series (1 Episode)
2012 Camille Rewinds Camille Vaillant Noémie Lvovsky Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
Farewell, My Queen Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Campan Benoît Jacquot
Granny's Funeral The cryer Bruno Podalydès
Coming Home Sabine Faroult Frédéric Videau
2013 Chez nous c'est trois! Jeanne Millet Claude Duty
2014 My Old Lady Dr. Florence Horowitz Israel Horovitz
Jacky in Women's Kingdom Tata Riad Sattouf (2)
Fool Circle Rebecca Vincent Mariette (2)
Weekends in Normandy Sylvette Anne Villacèque
Les Jours venus The producer Romain Goupil
Tiens-toi droite Sam Katia Lewkowicz
2015 Summertime Monique Benchiessa Catherine Corsini Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Sweet Escape Madame Pirchtate Bruno Podalydès (2)
Ainsi soient-ils Jeanne Valadon Rodolphe Tissot TV Series (7 Episodes)
2016 Chocolat Yvonne Delvaux Roschdy Zem
Rosalie Blum Rosalie Blum Julien Rappeneau
Willy 1er Catherine Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas
Demain et tous les autres jours The Mother Noémie Lvovsky (2)

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1986 La Belle Yes Short film
1987 Une visite Yes Short film
1989 Dis-moi oui, dis-moi non Yes Yes Short film
Munich International Festival of Film Schools - Jury Award
Brest European Short Film Festival - Grand Prix
1990 Embrasse-moi Yes Yes Short film
1992 The Sentinel Yes Also as casting director
1994 Oublie-moi Yes Yes Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Best Screenplay
1996 The Phantom Heart Yes
1996 Clubbed to Death (Lola) Yes
1997 Les Années Lycée: Petites Yes Yes Telefilm
1999 Life Doesn't Scare Me Yes Yes Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema - Best Director
Cannes Film Festival - France Culture Award (French Cineaste of the Year)
Locarno International Film Festival - Silver Leopard (Young Cinema)
Locarno International Film Festival - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Locarno International Film Festival - Youth Jury Award
Prix Jean Vigo
2003 It's Easier for a Camel... Yes
2003 Feelings Yes Yes Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—60th Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion
2007 Actrices Yes
2007 Let's Dance Yes Yes
2012 Camille Rewinds Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - Directors' Fortnight - SACD Prize
Locarno International Film Festival - Variety Piazza Grande Award
Lumieres Award - Special Award
Nominated—César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—Hawaii International Film Festival - Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2013 A Castle in Italy Yes
2015 Les Trois Sœurs Yes Telefilm
2016 Demain et tous les autres jours Yes Yes


  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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