Sólveig Anspach

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Sólveig Anspach
Born (1960-12-08)8 December 1960
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Died 7 August 2015(2015-08-07) (aged 54)
Drôme, France
Occupation Film director
Years active 1998–2015

Sólveig Anspach (8 December 1960 – 7 August 2015)[1] was an Icelandic-French film director and screenwriter. Born to a German-Romanian father Gerhard Anspach and an Icelandic mother Högna Sigurðardóttir, she spent most of her life living and working in France.[2] After studying philosophy and clinical psychology in Paris, she enrolled in La Fémis and graduated with a diploma in directing in 1989. Her film Stormy Weather was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.[3] Anspach died after a long battle with breast cancer on 7 August 2015 at the age of 54.[4]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1988 La Tire Yes Documentary film
1989 Par amour Yes Documentary short film
1990 Les Îles Vestmannaeyar Yes Documentary short film
1991 Sandrine, une autre vie Yes Documentary short film
1991 Le Chemin de Kjölur Yes Documentary short film
1992 Sandrine à Paris Yes Documentary film
1993 Vizir et Vizirette Yes Short film
1995 Le Toucher Yes Documentary film
Part of Allô la Terre series
1995 Les Loups Yes Documentary film
Part of Allô la Terre series
1995 Bonjour, c'est pour un sondage Yes Documentary film
1995 Sarajevo, paroles de casques bleus Yes Documentary film
1995 Bistrik, Sarajevo Yes Documentary short film
1996 Les Origines Yes Documentary film
Part of Allô la Terre series
1997 Le Théâtre des Marionnettes Yes Documentary film
Part of Allô la Terre series
1997 Barbara, you're not guilty... Yes Documentary film
1998 Que personne ne bouge ! Yes Documentary film
1999 Haut les cœurs! Yes Yes Flanders International Film Festival Ghent - Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
2001 Made in the USA Yes Yes Documentary film
2001 Cannes Film Festival - François Chalais Prize
2001 Reykjavik, des elfes dans la ville Yes Documentary short film
2002 La Revue Deschamps Makeïef Yes Documentary film
2003 Stormy Weather Yes Yes Nominated—2003 Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
2004 Les Européens Yes Segment: Jane by the Sea
2004 Faux tableaux dans vrais paysages islandais Yes Documentary film
2005 Le Secret Yes Documentary film
2006 Manon, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France Yes Documentary film
2006 Didda, Reykyavik, Islande Yes Documentary film
2008 Back Soon Yes Yes Locarno International Film Festival - Variety Piazza Grande Award
2009 Christine Yes Yes Documentary short film
2010 The Rebel, Louise Michel Yes Yes Telefilm
2010 Anne et les tremblements Yes Yes Short film
2012 Queen of Montreuil Yes Yes Reykjavík International Film Festival - Audience Award
69th Venice International Film Festival - Lina Mangiacapre Award
2013 Lulu femme nue Yes Yes Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation
2015 L'Effet aquatique Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - SACD Award (Directors' Fortnight)
César Award for Best Original Screenplay


  1. ^ "La cinéaste Solveig Anspach, auteur de « Haut les cœurs ! » et « Lulu femme nue », est morte". Le Monde. 
  2. ^ Laurent Carpentier (21 January 2014). "Sólveig Anspach filme le bonheur en urgence". Le Monde. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Stormy Weather". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sólveig Anspach Dies: French Filmmaker Was 54". Deadline.com. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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