Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Born Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
(1964-11-16) 16 November 1964 (age 51)
Turin, Italy
Years active 1986–present
Awards David di Donatello
Best Actress
1996 The Second Time
1998 Notes of Love
2014 Human Capital
Nastro d'Argento
Best Actress
2016 Like Crazy
César Award
Most Promising Actress
1994 Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, also spelled Bruni-Tedeschi (Italian pronunciation: [vaˈlɛːrja ˈbruːni teˈdeski]; born 16 November 1964[1]), is an Italian-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, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Like her younger sister, Carla Bruni, she has settled in France. The girls were raised bilingual, as their family moved to Paris in 1973, fearing kidnappings and, later, the terrorism of the Red Brigades. She holds dual Italian and French citizenship. Her mother is Italian with French ancestry. Her father is Italian.[4]

Tedeschi had a relationship with the French actor Louis Garrel from 2007 to 2012. Together they adopted a girl from Senegal in 2009.[5]

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 Les Gens normaux n'ont rien d'exceptionnel Martine César Award for Most Promising 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
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 Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress

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),[6] 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.[7]

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..., won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003 and at the Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival in 2004.[8] It was also awarded Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film. It was also entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[9] 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.[10]

In 2007, Bruni Tedeschi directed Actrices, which won the Prix Spécial du Jury at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.


  1. ^ "Stato Civile di Torino". La Stampa. 21 November 1964. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fluctuat : Actu et chroniques : un œil sur la Pop culture". (in French). Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "La genealogies de Carla Bruni", RF Genealogie
  5. ^ Carla Bruni ‘besotted’ after becoming aunt to African baby
  6. ^ "uniFrance (in French)". 
  7. ^ fr:Scénarios sur la drogue
  8. ^ IMDb page of awards for Il est plus facile pour un chameau...
  9. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  10. ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.

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