Zlotowski at the 2013 Deauville American Film Festival
|Born||Rebecca Myriam Clara Zlotowski
21 April 1980
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Rebecca Zlotowski (born 21 April 1980) is a French film director and screenwriter. Her second feature film Grand Central, a love story exploring three-way romance between nuclear plant workers, won the François Chalais Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Life and career
Her father came to France from Poland when he was five. “Jewish people were leaving Poland because it was not a good country for us.”
Zlotowski is a graduate of France’s prestigious Femis school. She began her career as a screenwriter. She has written screenplays for several short films. She co-wrote Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s Jimmy Riviere.
Zlotowski made her directorial debut with the film Belle Épine, which premiered in the International Critics' Week section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film starred Léa Seydoux and although it wasn't a commercial success, the film won a Louis Delluc Prize for best first film and Seydoux was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress.
In 2014, Zlotowski was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She was the head of the jury for the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award for the International Critics' Week section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
|2006||Dans le rang||Yes||Short film|
|2006||Les Garçons||Yes||Short film|
|2007||Dans l'œil||Yes||Short film|
|2007||Parcours d'obstacles||Yes||Short film|
|2009||Just for Sex||Yes||Short film|
|2010||Belle Épine||Yes||Yes||Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival-Caméra d'Or
|2013||Grand Central||Yes||Yes||Cabourg Film Festival-Grand Prix
François Chalais Prize
Lumières Award-Special Jury Prize
Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
|2013||You and the Night||Yes||Scenario consultant|
|2015||Despite the Night||Yes||Co-writer|
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