French Film Director and Screenwriter.
Catherine CORSINI is a Film Director and Screenwriter.
She is known for LE RETOUR (2023, Director & Screenwriter), LA FRACTURE - THE DIVIDE (2021, Director & Screenwriter), THE NEW EVE - LA NOUVELLE ÈVE (1999, Director & Screenwriter), POKER (1988, Director & Screenwriter).
After taking comedy acting classes with Antoine Vitez, Catherine Corsini directs three short films in the early 1980s, all multi-awarded. At the age of 30, she directs her first feature POKER, a film noir depicting a woman's gambling addiction. She then directs the TV film INTERDIT D'AMOUR, highlighted at various festivals. LOVER (LES AMOUREUX), selected in Cannes in 1994 in the Cinéma en France section, is critically-acclaimed. The following year, YOUTH WITHOUT GOD (JEUNESSE SANS DIEU) also shows in Cannes in that same selection. She becomes a household name with THE NEW EVE (LA NOUVELLE EVE), presented in the Panorama section of Berlinale in 1999. REPLAY (LA REPETITION) is selected in Official Competition in Cannes in 2001. She follows up with THE VERY MERRY WIDOWS (MARIEES MAIS PAS TROP) and LES AMBITIEUX, presented at the Rome Film Festival. Her seventh feature LEAVING (PARTIR) is met with great success in France and abroad, and highlighted at Toronto International Film Festival. She comes back to Cannes in 2013 with THREE WORLDS (TROIS MONDES) in the Un Certain Regard section, later presented in Toronto. The film wins the Golden Bayard for Best Script in Namur. SUMMERTIME (LA BELLE SAISON), recipient of the Locarno Piazza Grande Variety Award, is nominated for two César in 2016. With AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE (UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE), adapted from the eponymous Christine Angot novel, Catherine Corsini receives the SACD award, Henri Langlois and Alice Guy award, as well as four nominations at the 2019 César (Best Actress, Best New Actress, Best Adaptation, Best Original Music). Her film THE DIVIDE (LA FRACTURE), with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs et Pio Marmaï was presented in Competition in the Official Selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and won the 2022 Supporting Actresss César (for Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, an debut actress).
In 2023, Catherine Corsini comes back in Competition in the Official Selection of the 76th Cannes Film Festival with HOMECOMING (LE RETOUR) starring Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, Denis Podalydès, Virginie Ledoyen, Esther Gohourou, Suzy Bemba.
FILMOGRAPHY FEATURES / FILMOGRAPHIE LONGS-MÉTRAGES :
(2023) LE RETOUR (HOMECOMING)
(2021) LA FRACTURE (THE DIVIDE)
(2018) UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE (AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE)
(2015) LA BELLE SAISON (SUMMERTIME)
(2012) TROIS MONDES (THREE WORLDS)
(2009) PARTIR (LEAVING)
(2006) LES AMBITIEUX
(2003) MARIÉES MAIS PAS TROP (THE VERY MERRY WIDOWS)
(2001) LA RÉPÉTITION (REPLAY)
(1999) LA NOUVELLE ÈVE (THE NEW EVE)
(1995) JEUNESSE SANS DIEU (YOUTH WITHOUT GOD) (TV, Arte)
(1994) LES AMOUREUX (LOVER)
(1991) INTERDIT D'AMOUR (TV, M6)
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Updated by Thierno DIA, 17 May 2023