Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival
Valeria Carla Federica Bruni-Tedeschi

(1964-11-16) 16 November 1964 (age 59)
Turin, Italy
French (from 2006)
Years active1986–present
RelativesCarla Bruni (sister)
AwardsDavid di Donatello
Best Actress
1996 The Second Time
1998 Notes of Love
2014 Human Capital
2017 Like Crazy
Nastro d'Argento
Best Actress
2016 Like Crazy
César Award
Most Promising Actress
1994 Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional

Valeria Carla Federica Bruni Tedeschi, also written Bruni-Tedeschi (Italian pronunciation: [vaˈlɛːrja ˈbruːni teˈdeski]; born 16 November 1964[1]), is an Italian and French[2] actress, screenwriter and film director. Her 2013 film, A Castle in Italy, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy,[4] in the Piedmont region of Italy. Like her younger sister, Carla Bruni, she has settled in France. The girls were raised bilingually, as their family moved to Paris in 1973, fearing kidnappings and, later, the terrorism of the Red Brigades. She holds Italian nationality and acquired French nationality by naturalization on 31 July 2006.[5] Her mother is Italian with French ancestry. Her father is Italian.[6] She is a second cousin of Alessandra Martines.[7][8] Tedeschi had a relationship with the French actor Louis Garrel from 2007 to 2012. Together they adopted a girl, Oumy, from Senegal in 2009.[9][10] Allegedly, Bruni Tedeschi is in a relationship with French actor Sofiane Bennacer [fr] as of 2022.[11][12][13]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Hôtel de France Sonia
1989 The Story of Boys & Girls Valeria
1991 Fortune Express Corinne
1993 Diary of a Man Condemned to Marriage Gloria
1993 Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional Martine César Award for Most Promising Actress
Locarno International Film Festival - Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
1994 La Reine Margot 2nd Escardon Volant
1995 The Second Time Lisa Venturi David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
1996 My Man Sanguine Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1996 Nénette et Boni Locarno International Film Festival - Best Actress
1996 The Liars Daisy
1997 The House
1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train Claire
1998 Notes of Love Angela David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
1999 The Color of Lies Frédérique Lesage
1999 Empty Days Marie Del Sol
1999 The Nanny Vittoria Mori
2001 The Milk of Human Kindness Josiane
2002 If I Were a Rich Man Alice
2002 Peau d'Ange Avocate
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello the Histoire d'eaux segment
2003 Feelings Young mother
2003 Happiness Costs Nothing Carla
2003 It's Easier for a Camel... Federica Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best New Director
Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best New Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Debut
2004 5x2 Marion Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
2005 Time to Leave Jany
2005 Munich Sylvie
2005 Quartier V.I.P. Claire
2006 A Good Year Nathalie Auzet
2007 Actrices Marcelline Prix Spécial du Jury - Un Certain Regard section
2007 Let's Dance Sarah Bellinsky
2010 Kiss Me Again Adele Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Roses à crédit Suzette
2011 Les Mains en l'air Cendrine European Nastro d'Argento
2012 Padroni di casa Moira Mieli
2013 Viva la libertà Danielle Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
2013 Un château en Italie Louise Rossi Levi
2014 Human Capital Carla Bernaschi David di Donatello for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
2014 Saint Laurent Mme Duzer
2015 Macadam Stories The Nurse
2015 Latin Lover Stéphanie Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2015 Like Crazy Beatrice Morandini Valdirana David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
2016 Slack Bay Isabelle Van Peteghem Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2017 Let the Sunshine In
2018 The Summer House Anna Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
2020 Summer of 85 Mme Gorman Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2020 The Time of Indifference Maria Grazia Ardengo
2021 La fracture Raphaëlle Catania Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
2021 Anaïs in Love Emilie Ducret

She was present at the 2005 Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, to promote two films she had acted in: Tickets (2005), a three-segment film directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, and Ken Loach, and Crustacés et Coquillages, a comedy directed by the French duo of Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

She also played a lead role in the short film Drugstore (2000),[14] as part of a French anti-drug awareness raising campaign Drug Scenes (Original French title: Scénarios sur la Drogue), directed by Marion Vernoux based on a script by Eric Ellena.[15]

Notable TV appearances[edit]

She recently appeared in one episode of the TV series In Treatment (2013).


Her debut film as a director, It's Easier for a Camel..., earned her two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival for Emerging Narrative Filmmaker and Best Actress in 2003.[16] The film also won an award at the Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival in 2004.[17][18] It was also awarded Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film.[19] It was also entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[20] According to Tim Palmer the film is an engaging example of contemporary French pop-art cinema, referring to directors who wittily merge the features of intellectual/arthouse cinema with mass/popular cinema, putting Bruni Tedeschi in the company of other filmmakers such as François Ozon, Maîwenn le Besco, Sophie Fillières, Serge Bozon, etc.[21][promotion?]

In 2007, Bruni Tedeschi directed Actrices, which won the Prix Spécial du Jury at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Her 2022 film Les Amandiers (Forever Young) also premiered in the main competition of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. [22]


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  2. ^ "Fluctuat : Actu et chroniques : un œil sur la Pop culture". (in French). Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  4. ^ Catálogo BAFICI 2008. Gob Ciudad de Buenos Aires. p. 116 – via Internet Archive. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi turin.
  5. ^ "JORF n° 0177 du 2 août 2006 - Légifrance". Retrieved 8 January 2024.
  6. ^ "La genealogies de Carla Bruni", RF Genealogie
  7. ^ Média, Prisma (19 September 2021). "Le saviez-vous ? Alessandra Martines est la cousine de Carla Bruni - Gala". (in French). Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Cos'hanno in comune Fantaghirò, Carla Bruni e Valeria Bruni Tedeschi? Il loro legame vi sorprenderà". (in Italian). 24 February 2021. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  9. ^ Mabilon, Léa (27 January 2023). "«J'avais envie d'être blanche» : ces mots d'Oumy, la fille de Louis Garrel et Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, victime de racisme"" ["I wanted to be white: words of Oumy, the daughter of Louis Garrel and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, victim of racism]. Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  10. ^ "Carla Bruni 'besotted' after becoming aunt to African baby". Archived from the original on 25 March 2009.
  11. ^ Vicente, Álex (19 May 2023). "Valeria Bruni Tedeschi: "Lamento haber rodado mi película, ninguna obra vale este sufrimiento"" ["Valeria Bruni Tedeschi: I regret having shot my film, no work of art is worth this suffering"]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  12. ^ "Affaire Bennacer : sa compagne, la réalisatrice Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, dénonce un "lynchage médiatique"" ["The Bennacer Affair: his partner, the director Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, denounces a "media lynching""]. La Montagne (in French). 25 November 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  13. ^ Chollet, Mona (3 December 2022). "'Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi did not stop to analyze the power games that were playing out in her school'". Le Monde. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  14. ^ "Drugstore (2000)".
  15. ^ fr:Scénarios sur la drogue
  16. ^ Amdur, Meredith (12 May 2003). "'Blind Shaft' tops at Tribeca Fest". Variety. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Il est plus facile pour un chameau... - IMDb" – via
  18. ^ "7th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival". Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  19. ^ "Delluc: the nominations". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. 31 October 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  20. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  21. ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.
  22. ^ "Official Selection". Festival de Cannes 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.

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