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Maya Sansa is a Actor Italienne born on 25 september 1975 at Rome (Italie)

Maya Sansa

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Nationality Italie
Birth 25 september 1975 (43 years) at Rome (Italie)

Maya Sansa (born 25 September 1975) is an Italian actress.

Biography

Maya Sansa was born in Rome the daughter of an Iranian father and an Italian mother. When she was 14, she started to study acting at her high school in Rome the "Virgilio". She then moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. There she graduated in acting and was soon picked by Marco Bellocchio to take part in his new film: La balia. Maya later worked with Bellocchio for a second time, starring in the film Goodmorning, Night. Sansa has also worked with Marco Tullio Giordana in the film The Best of Youth.

On 2 May 2004 The New York Times published an article which named her as the new image of Italian cinema.

On 14 June 2013, she won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dormant Beauty.

Best films

Bicycling with Molière (2013)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Maya Sansa (19 films)

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Actress

L'Échange des princesses, 1h40
Directed by Marc Dugain
Origin France
Genres Historical
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Histoire de France, LGBT-related film
Actors Lambert Wilson, Anamaria Vartolomei, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Maya Sansa
Roles Elisabeth Farnese
Rating71% 3.56893.56893.56893.56893.5689
En 1721, afin de maintenir la fragile paix obtenue après la guerre de Succession d'Espagne, le régent du Royaume de France, Philippe d'Orléans, organise un « échange » de princesses royales qui débouche sur les fiançailles du roi de France, Louis XV, âgé de 11 ans, avec Marie Anne Victoire d'Espagne, âgée de 3 ans, et celles du prince héritier espagnol Louis, 14 ans, avec Louise-Élisabeth d'Orléans, 12 ans. Mais ces unions apparaissent compromises.
Bicycling with Molière, 1h44
Directed by Philippe Le Guay
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Molière au cinéma
Actors Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy, Philippe du Janerand, Ged Marlon
Roles Francesca
Rating65% 3.2986553.2986553.2986553.2986553.298655
Gauthier Valence, acteur de cinéma et télévision qui connaît un grand succès, a décidé de monter lui-même Le Misanthrope. Il effectue un voyage express à l'île de Ré afin de commencer la distribution des rôles. Il espère y convaincre son ami et grand acteur, Serge Tanneur, de remonter sur les planches.
La Belle Vie, 1h33
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Zacharie Chasseriaud, Nicolas Bouchaud, Jules Pélissier, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Solène Rigot, Maya Sansa
Roles Elena
Rating67% 3.3745453.3745453.3745453.3745453.374545
Enlevés à leur mère, Sylvain et Pierre vivent dans la clandestinité avec leur père Yves. Jusqu'à ce que Pierre disparaisse et que Sylvain rencontre une jeune fille sur une île de la Loire, Gilda. L'histoire s'inspire de l'affaire Xavier Fortin.
Des étoiles, 1h35
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Ralph Amoussou, Mata Gabin, Maya Sansa, Sabine Pakora
Roles Ada
Rating67% 3.3979653.3979653.3979653.3979653.397965
Entre New York, Dakar et Turin, les destins de Sophie, Abdoulaye et Thierno se croisent et s'entremêlent. Des premières désillusions aux rencontres décisives, leur voyage les mènera à faire le choix de la liberté.
Dormant Beauty, 1h55
Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Politique, Political films
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Maya Sansa, Toni Servillo, Michele Riondino, Gianmarco Tognazzi
Roles Rossa
Rating63% 3.1522453.1522453.1522453.1522453.152245
In 2009 the young Eluana Englaro because of an incident remains in a coma. The girl is deemed incurable and therefore the parents opt to commit an act of euthanasia for their daughter; but in Italy it isn't a legal to do this particular process, for which the Church and politics are hurled ruthlessly against the parents of Eluana. In the mean time some episodes occur among acquaintances of the girl, a young woman decides to kill herself wanting to ingest a massive dose of heroin, but she is persuaded to stop by a nurse; while a member of the political government of Berlusconi refuses to align himself with the party and plans to vote against a bill that will make euthanasia illegal.
See How They Dance, 1h39
Directed by Claude Miller
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Marina Hands, James Thiérrée, Maya Sansa, Yves Jacques, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Aubert Pallascio
Roles Doctor Alexandra 'Alex' Smith
Rating62% 3.102993.102993.102993.102993.10299
During a journey the widow Lise gets to know her late husband's lover Alexandra.
The First Man, 1h40
Directed by Gianni Amelio
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Jacques Gamblin, Maya Sansa, Denis Podalydès, Nicolas Giraud, Jean-François Stévenin, Michel Crémadès
Roles Catherine Cormery (1924)
Rating67% 3.3859053.3859053.3859053.3859053.385905
Jacques Cormery est un écrivain célèbre, âgé de 40 ans, qui va rendre visite à sa mère qui se trouve à Alger, la capitale d'Algérie, dans les rues de Belcourt. Il se rappelle son enfance pauvre, de sa grand-mère qui le battait, de ses années scolaires, de ses amis algériens mais surtout de M. Bernard, son instituteur, qui grâce à lui, donne à Jacques le privilège de faire des études.
Meeting with an Angel
Directed by Yves Thomas
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films
Actors Isabelle Carré, Sergi López, Maya Sansa, Jérémie Lippmann, Claude Winter, Xavier Beauvois
Roles Véra
Rating55% 2.7644652.7644652.7644652.7644652.764465
Judith, infirmière, est mariée à Roland, quand elle perd son emploi.
La pecora nera, 1h33
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Théâtre, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Maya Sansa, Giorgio Tirabassi, Teresa Saponangelo
Roles Marinella
Rating66% 3.3492853.3492853.3492853.3492853.349285
Le héros du film, Nicola a été interné dès son enfance dans un asile psychiatrique, celui où, jadis, sa mère le fut aussi. Il était alors un témoin encombrant, ayant assisté à un forfait perpétré par ses frères. Depuis lors, il a sombré dans sa propre "folie", si peu déraisonnable qu'elle soit pourtant...
The Man Who Will Come, 1h55
Directed by Giorgio Diritti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher
Roles Lena
Rating74% 3.7428553.7428553.7428553.7428553.742855
Décembre 1943. Le destin tragique d'une famille de paysans pauvres de la commune de Marzabotto, autour de Monte Sole, dans la région de Bologne. Les allers et retours d'une des filles, Beniamina, entre la ville et la campagne. La nièce de celle-ci devenue muette à la suite du décès de son petit frère… Puis, l'arrivée des troupes de la Wehrmacht dans les villages environnants. La résistance qui s'organise, des soldats allemands tués et les représailles organisées par les officiers de l'Armée allemande : les habitants de la commune sont massacrés au cimetière et à l'église. Martina survit ainsi que l'un de ses petits frères. Elle retrouve progressivement la parole en lui fredonnant une berceuse… Le film s'inspire d'un fait historique avéré : « l'extermination cruelle et d'une particulière férocité dans laquelle, en septembre 1944, furent anéanties environ 770 personnes, pour la plupart des femmes, des enfants et des vieux, connue sous le nom de massacre de Marzabotto.
Villa Amalia, 1h34
Directed by Benoît Jacquot
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois, Maya Sansa, Jean-Christophe Folly, Clara Bindi
Roles Giula
Rating61% 3.0995453.0995453.0995453.0995453.099545
Ann (Isabelle Huppert) is a gifted and brilliant musician whose sense of security falls to pieces when she witnesses her husband kissing another woman. Without hesitation, she abandons him and takes a headlong rush into the arms of a new beginning, embarking on a transnational journey that ultimately takes her to an isolated villa on the secluded island of Ischia, Italy. Once settled, Ann insists on goading herself to fresh extremes, and takes it upon herself to swim out as far into the ocean as possible. Fainting under the scorching summer rays, her floating body is pulled out of the water by local woman Giulia (Maya Sansa), with whom Ann begins to explore a whole new facet of life.
Female Agents, 1h55
Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
Origin France
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes French war films, Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Marie Gillain, Déborah François, Moritz Bleibtreu, Maya Sansa
Roles Maria Luzzato
Rating67% 3.3991653.3991653.3991653.3991653.399165
In May 1944 Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau), a member of the French Resistance, flees to Spain after her husband is killed, where she is captured and later expatriated to London. She is recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), the secret spy and sabotage service initiated by Winston Churchill. Louise is given an urgent first mission: to extricate a British agent who has fallen into German hands while preparing the Invasion of Normandy. The agent has not yet revealed anything but time is pressing.
Sartre, l'âge des passions, 2h45
Directed by Claude Goretta
Origin France
Genres Biography, Historical
Actors Denis Podalydès, Anne Alvaro, Élisabeth Vitali, Maya Sansa, Frédéric Gorny, Carlo Brandt
Roles Carla
Rating70% 3.546843.546843.546843.546843.54684
En octobre 1964, événement incroyable, Jean-Paul Sartre, que le général de Gaulle surnomme avec respect «Voltaire», refuse le prix Nobel. C'est l'un des moments clés de la carrière du philosophe et écrivain, qui entamait six ans plus tôt la rédaction de sa monumentale «Critique de la raison dialectique», pierre angulaire de sa philosophie. C'est aussi l'année où Simone de Beauvoir, qui vit une relation tumultueuse avec Sartre, publie les «Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée». Depuis cette année-là, jusqu'au refus du prix Nobel en 1964, le philosophe va multiplier les témoignages de son engagement politique. Il va aussi beaucoup voyager et se rendre notamment à Cuba, où il sera reçu avec Simone de Beauvoir par Fidel Castro.
An Italian Romance
Directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Stefano Accorsi, Maya Sansa, Marco Messeri, Alba Rohrwacher, Anne Canovas, Roberto Citran
Roles Maria
Rating56% 2.8105052.8105052.8105052.8105052.810505
Toscane, 1936. Giovanni Mansani est un jeune banquier de 30 ans. Mariée à Gabriella, s'ils forment un couple heureux et sont les parents d'un petit garçon, leur vie est plutôt morne.
Good Morning, Night, 1h46
Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Genres Drama
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Roberto Herlitzka, Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Giulio Bosetti, Paolo Briguglia
Roles Chiara
Rating71% 3.595593.595593.595593.595593.59559
A small group of members of the Red Brigades rent an apartment. They kidnap Aldo Moro, former prime minister of Italy and leader of the Democrazia Cristiana (Christian democracy) party. Moro writes many letters to politicians, Pope Paul VI, and his family, but the Italian government refuses to negotiate. A female member of the group, played by Maya Sansa, suffers doubts about the plan.