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Mania Akbari

Internationally acclaimed painter, photographer, actress and director, Mania Akbari (b. Tehran, 1974) constantly explores the forms of feminine identity and the condition of women in Iran. Her films and video projects have brought her awards in the international festivals and the censorship in her own country. Akbari was exiled from ...

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Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas (aged 61) has authored over 15 ambitious and eclectic feature films, spanning over three decades. Following literary and art studies, he directs short films, writes scripts and reviews for the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma (1980-1985). Film lover, he writes about genre film and Hollywood and was one of ...

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Alain Guiraudie

Scriptwriter and director Alain Guiraudie (aged 52) has authored five feature films so far and has been selected four times at Cannes. In 2001, Jean-Luc Godard called his medium length film Ce vieux rêve qui bouge (That Old Dream That Moves), screened in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, ‘’the best film in ...

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Maren Ade

Maren Ade, German director, scriptwriter and producer, was born in 1976, in Karlsruhe and is based in Berlin. Together with Janine Jackowski and Jonas Dornbach, she owns the production house Komplizen Film. She studied at the University of Television and Film in München (HFF), production and media, followed by directing, ...

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Eran Kolirin

Acclaimed Israeli director Eran Kolirin (42) had a fulminating debut with The Band’s Visit (2007), that won over 50 prestigious awards all over the world, including the Jury Prize – Un Certain Regard, at Cannes, eight trophies at the Israeli Film Academy Awards and the European Discovery title from the European Film ...

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Mehmet Can Mertoğlu

Mehmet Can Mertoğlu (28) won this year’s Prix Révélation France 4 of the Semaine de la Critique section of the Cannes Film Festival, with his first feature film Albüm, a coproduction between Turkey, France and Romania with Călin Peter Netzer (director of Poziția copilului – Child’s Pose) as producer and Marius ...

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Juho Kuosmanen

Juho Kuosmanen (born in 1979) is from Helsinki, Finland. Before his first feature film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, he has won numerous awards with his short and medium films: Roadmarkers (2007) and The Painting Sellers (2010, 60’) won awards of the Cinéfondation section in Cannes, ...

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Pascal Mérigeau

Pascal Mérigeau

Moderator: Masterclass Alain Guiraudie Pascal Mérigeau was born in 1953. After hosting various cine-clubs, he founded and, for some years, managed a cinema, Art et Essai. He collaborated with Revue du Cinéma and as a journalist his pieces appeared mostly in Nouvelles Littéraires and Point. He also worked as journalist ...

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Michał Oleszczyk

Moderator: Masterclass Olivier Assayas Michał Oleszczyk (34) is one of the most valued Polish film critics having received the Polish Film Institute Award for best Polish film critic. He writes film reviews for RogerEbert.com and for several magazines and newspapers from Poland and the USA. He is also the artistic ...

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Ilene Feldman

Managing Talents » Ilene Feldman

Ilene Feldman (USA): talent manager of LBI Entertainment, one of the most influential agents from the United States. She has some important names in her portofolio like: Ryan Gosling, Colin Farrell, Terrence Malick, Yorgos Lanthimos, Jude Law, Lily Collins, Dave Matthews, Amat Escalante and she also discovered great talents like ...

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