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Céline Sciamma is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 12 november 1978 at Pontoise (France)

Céline Sciamma

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Nationality France
Birth 12 november 1978 (41 years) at Pontoise (France)

Céline Sciamma, née le 12 novembre 1978 à Pontoise, est une scénariste et réalisatrice française.

Nommée deux fois aux César dans les catégories meilleur premier film et meilleur réalisateur, elle obtient en 2017, le César de la meilleure adaptation pour le scénario de Ma vie de Courgette.

Biography

Céline Sciamma suit une formation de scénariste à la Fémis. Elle utilise son scénario de fin d'études pour réaliser, en 2006, Naissance des pieuvres. Saluée par la critique, cette première œuvre est présentée dans la section Un certain regard au festival de Cannes 2007 et récompensée du prix Louis-Delluc du premier long-métrage. Avec ce film, elle est également nommée pour le César du meilleur premier film en 2008.

En 2010, elle écrit et réalise Tomboy. Le film fait l'ouverture du Panorama au festival de Berlin et rencontre un succès critique et public avec plus de 300 000 entrées. Il sort dans plus de 30 pays. Son troisième film, Bande de filles, sort en 2014. Il est présenté en ouverture de la Quinzaine des réalisateurs du festival de Cannes.

Parallèlement à sa carrière de réalisatrice, Céline Sciamma a écrit le scénario du film d'animation Ma vie de Courgette, ainsi que celui du film d'André Téchiné Quand on a 17 ans.

En 2014, elle fait la couverture du tout premier numéro de la revue lesbienne Well Well Well.

Lors de festivals, elle est en 2015 coprésidente de la SRF (Société des réalisateurs de films) ; elle préside le jury du 9e Festival de cinéma européen des Arcs.

En 2019, elle reçoit le Prix du scénario au Festival de Cannes pour Portrait de la jeune fille en feu.


Vie privée
Son père, Dominique Sciamma, est directeur de Strate École de design. Elle a un frère, Laurent Sciamma.

Céline Sciamma a eu pour compagne l'actrice Adèle Haenel, qu'elle a dirigée dans Naissance des pieuvres, et, douze ans plus tard, dans Portrait de la jeune fille en feu.

Best films

My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Para One
Para One
(3 films)
Rémi Burah
Rémi Burah
(3 films)
Adèle Haenel
Adèle Haenel
(2 films)
Olivier Père
Olivier Père
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Céline Sciamma (9 films)

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Actress

Water Lilies, 1h25
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Transport films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Pauline Acquart, Adèle Haenel, Louise Blachère, Marie Gili-Pierre, Céline Sciamma, Alice de Lencquesaing
Roles la serveuse du fast-food
Rating66% 3.345723.345723.345723.345723.34572
The film tracks the sexual awakenings of three 15-year-old female friends in a middle class suburb of Paris over the course of a single summer. Finding privacy in the solitude of the swimming pool locker room, blossoming teens Marie (Pauline Acquart), Anne (Louise Blachère) and Floriane (Adèle Haenel) come to learn the true meaning of arousal and the power of sexual attraction.

Director

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 1h59
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino, Luàna Bajrami, Armande Boulanger
Rating81% 4.051534.051534.051534.051534.05153
L'histoire se déroule en 1770, sur une île bretonne. Marianne, une artiste peintre, se voit chargée par une comtesse de réaliser le portrait de sa fille Héloïse. Cette dernière est fiancée à un Milanais, et ce portrait doit permettre de conclure l'union. Héloïse, qui ne désire pas se marier, refuse de poser. L'artiste se fait donc passer pour une dame de compagnie pour observer discrètement son modèle, et la peint de mémoire le soir.
Girlhood
Girlhood (2014)
, 1h52
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, La banlieue française, Films about children, Feminist films, Politique, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Tatiana Rojo, Cyril Mendy, Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Idrissa Diabaté
Rating68% 3.4421753.4421753.4421753.4421753.442175
Marieme (Karidja Touré) is a 16-year-old African-French teenager living in a poor Paris suburb. Academically Marieme struggles, which forces her into a vocational track where she will learn a certain trade. Due to her mother's demanding work schedule, Marieme's abusive brother is in charge. On her way out of school, the day she found out about vocational school, she is approached by a gang of girls, Lady (Assa Sylla) who is the leader of the group, and her followers, Fily (Marietou Tore), and Adiatou (Lindsay Karamoh), who ask Marieme if she wants to join them for a day trip to the city centre. They wear leather jackets, gold jewelry, and have pin straight hair. Marieme initially declines but after seeing the girls approached by a group of boys, including her brother's friend, Ismael (Idrissa Diabate) whom she has a crush on, Marieme joins them.
Tomboy
Tomboy (2011)
, 1h24
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Transgender in film, Political films, Teen LGBT-related films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Mathieu Demy, Malonn Lévana, Sophie Cattani
Rating73% 3.6982653.6982653.6982653.6982653.698265
Laure is a 10-year-old child whose family moves to a new address in Paris. One day Laure sees a group of boys playing outside the window and goes to play with them, but they disappear quickly. Instead, Laure meets Lisa, a neighborhood girl, and Laure introduces himself as Mikäel. Lisa then introduces Mikäel to the rest of the neighborhood children stating that "he" is the new kid in the apartment complex. A bath scene in the film reveals that Mikäel has a vagina, and a following scene confirms that Mikäel was assigned female at birth as his mom addresses him and his sister as "girls." Mikäel becomes friends with Lisa and the boys and tries to hide his genitalia to appear like a boy (make it seem that he has a penis). At one point this leads Mikäel to pee his pants, which originally makes him embarrassed, but is soon forgotten. As they all play, Lisa and Mikäel develop crushes on each other and after swimming one day, Lisa kisses him. At this point, Mikäel also seems to be accepted into the group of boys.
Water Lilies, 1h25
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Transport films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Pauline Acquart, Adèle Haenel, Louise Blachère, Marie Gili-Pierre, Céline Sciamma, Alice de Lencquesaing
Rating66% 3.345723.345723.345723.345723.34572
The film tracks the sexual awakenings of three 15-year-old female friends in a middle class suburb of Paris over the course of a single summer. Finding privacy in the solitude of the swimming pool locker room, blossoming teens Marie (Pauline Acquart), Anne (Louise Blachère) and Floriane (Adèle Haenel) come to learn the true meaning of arousal and the power of sexual attraction.

Scriptwriter

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 1h59
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino, Luàna Bajrami, Armande Boulanger
Rating81% 4.051534.051534.051534.051534.05153
L'histoire se déroule en 1770, sur une île bretonne. Marianne, une artiste peintre, se voit chargée par une comtesse de réaliser le portrait de sa fille Héloïse. Cette dernière est fiancée à un Milanais, et ce portrait doit permettre de conclure l'union. Héloïse, qui ne désire pas se marier, refuse de poser. L'artiste se fait donc passer pour une dame de compagnie pour observer discrètement son modèle, et la peint de mémoire le soir.
Being 17
Being 17 (2016)
, 1h56
Directed by André Téchiné
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Alexis Loret, Corentin Fila
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.5442553.5442553.5442553.5442553.544255
Damien, un lycéen de 17 ans, vit dans une petite ville des Pyrénées avec sa mère Marianne, médecin, alors que son père, militaire, est en opérations extérieures. Il est le souffre-douleur de Thomas dit Tom, un jeune camarade de classe, métis adopté, qui vit dans une ferme isolée en montagne et qui est dans la même classe que lui. La mère adoptive de Tom tombe malade et Marianne décide d'accueillir Tom sous son toit pendant les soins. Les rapports de violence des deux garçons, et l'attirance amoureuse de Damien pour Thomas vont-ils se transformer à cause de cette cohabitation contrainte ?
My Life as a Zucchini, 1h6
Directed by Claude Barras
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about child abuse
Actors Michel Vuillermoz, Jean-Loup Horwitz, Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris
Rating77% 3.899263.899263.899263.899263.89926
Un petit garçon termine de dessiner un cerf-volant à l'étage d'une maison remplie de canettes de bière vides. Il empile ensuite des canettes pour en faire une pyramide, mais le tas finit par s'écrouler et par rouler dans l'escalier. Au rez-de-chaussée, une femme ivre regarde une série sentimentale à la télévision. C'est la mère du petit garçon, qu'elle appelle « Courgette ». Au bruit, elle se met en colère et commence à monter l'escalier menant à l'étage, en annonçant au garçon qu'elle va le battre. Effrayé, le garçon referme brusquement la trappe sur la tête de sa mère qui tombe dans l'escalier et ne bouge plus. Au commissariat, un policier, Raymond, prend la déposition du petit garçon qui s'appelle Icare, mais préfère être appelé Courgette. Il n'a plus de père, mais il l'a dessiné sur son cerf-volant qui ne le quitte jamais. Raymond explique à Courgette que sa mère « est partie » et qu'il va l'emmener dans un endroit où vivent des enfants comme lui, qui n'ont plus ni père ni mère : un orphelinat.
Young Tiger, 1h27
Directed by Cyprien Vial
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Karim Leklou, Aurore Broutin, Gérard Zingg, Marie Berto
Rating66% 3.3067953.3067953.3067953.3067953.306795
Immigré originaire du Penjab, Many, 17 ans, poursuit assidument ses études à l'école, tout en travaillant au noir pour envoyer de l'argent à ses parents qui sont restés dans son pays d'origine. Many trouve alors plusieurs jobs de moins en moins légaux, et risque de se faire expulser à sa majorité.
Girlhood
Girlhood (2014)
, 1h52
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, La banlieue française, Films about children, Feminist films, Politique, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Tatiana Rojo, Cyril Mendy, Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Idrissa Diabaté
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.4421753.4421753.4421753.4421753.442175
Marieme (Karidja Touré) is a 16-year-old African-French teenager living in a poor Paris suburb. Academically Marieme struggles, which forces her into a vocational track where she will learn a certain trade. Due to her mother's demanding work schedule, Marieme's abusive brother is in charge. On her way out of school, the day she found out about vocational school, she is approached by a gang of girls, Lady (Assa Sylla) who is the leader of the group, and her followers, Fily (Marietou Tore), and Adiatou (Lindsay Karamoh), who ask Marieme if she wants to join them for a day trip to the city centre. They wear leather jackets, gold jewelry, and have pin straight hair. Marieme initially declines but after seeing the girls approached by a group of boys, including her brother's friend, Ismael (Idrissa Diabate) whom she has a crush on, Marieme joins them.
Tomboy
Tomboy (2011)
, 1h24
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Transgender in film, Political films, Teen LGBT-related films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Mathieu Demy, Malonn Lévana, Sophie Cattani
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.6982653.6982653.6982653.6982653.698265
Laure is a 10-year-old child whose family moves to a new address in Paris. One day Laure sees a group of boys playing outside the window and goes to play with them, but they disappear quickly. Instead, Laure meets Lisa, a neighborhood girl, and Laure introduces himself as Mikäel. Lisa then introduces Mikäel to the rest of the neighborhood children stating that "he" is the new kid in the apartment complex. A bath scene in the film reveals that Mikäel has a vagina, and a following scene confirms that Mikäel was assigned female at birth as his mom addresses him and his sister as "girls." Mikäel becomes friends with Lisa and the boys and tries to hide his genitalia to appear like a boy (make it seem that he has a penis). At one point this leads Mikäel to pee his pants, which originally makes him embarrassed, but is soon forgotten. As they all play, Lisa and Mikäel develop crushes on each other and after swimming one day, Lisa kisses him. At this point, Mikäel also seems to be accepted into the group of boys.
Ivory Tower, 1h15
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films, Films about chess
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.371693.371693.371693.371693.37169
The film revolves around a sibling rivalry between two brothers, Hershell and Thadeus Graves (played by Gonzales and Tiga, respectively), as they compete during a game of chess. Peaches plays Marsha Thirteen, a former performance artist and the shared love interest of both brothers.
Water Lilies, 1h25
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Transport films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Pauline Acquart, Adèle Haenel, Louise Blachère, Marie Gili-Pierre, Céline Sciamma, Alice de Lencquesaing
Rating66% 3.345723.345723.345723.345723.34572
The film tracks the sexual awakenings of three 15-year-old female friends in a middle class suburb of Paris over the course of a single summer. Finding privacy in the solitude of the swimming pool locker room, blossoming teens Marie (Pauline Acquart), Anne (Louise Blachère) and Floriane (Adèle Haenel) come to learn the true meaning of arousal and the power of sexual attraction.