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Diane Kurys is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer French born on 3 december 1948 at Lyon (France)

Diane Kurys

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Nationality France
Birth 3 december 1948 (71 years) at Lyon (France)

Diane Kurys ([djan kyris]; born December 3, 1948) is a French filmmaker and actress. She was born in Lyon, Rhône, France, the younger of two daughters born to Russian-Jewish parents who divorced when she was a child. Several of her films as director are autobiographical.


Like many of her film's characters, Kurys had a difficult relationship with her parents, and her traumatic childhood became a subject in many of her films. She lived with her mother after their divorce in 1954, at one point running away to join her father at age sixteen. In her adolescence, she was radicalized in the spirit of May of '68, but became somewhat disillusioned in the aftermath, calling it a "revolution bourgeois" in an interview with Jean-Luc Wachthausen She first met her partner and fellow filmmaker Alexandre Arcady, when she was fifteen years old. They have been a couple since the 1960s, have two production companies together as well as a son born in 1991, Yasha, an author who writes under the name of Sacha Sperling fr.

Best films

Peppermint Soda (1977)
For a Woman (2013)
Entre Nous (1983)

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Filmography of Diane Kurys (22 films)

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Fellini's Casanova, 2h35
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Donald Sutherland, Daniel Emilfork, Tina Aumont, Carmen Scarpitta, Dan van Husen, Mary Marquet
Roles Madame Charpillon's daughter
Rating70% 3.548743.548743.548743.548743.54874
The film opens with a carnival in Venice as a prelude to a series of erotic encounters that follow Giacomo Casanova through the cities of 18th century Europe. It is during this festival that a gigantic bust fails to rise from the water, which is taken as a bad omen. Casanova is then introduced as he defiles a fake nun for the pleasure of a rich voyeur; Casanova succeeds in entertaining him, but he is frustrated that the man finds no interest in his alchemical research and further scheming. As he rows back to mainland, Casanova is arrested, judged and imprisoned by the High Court over his famed debauchery.
F as in Fairbanks, 1h50
Directed by Maurice Dugowson
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, John Berry, Michel Piccoli, Thierry Lhermitte, Diane Kurys
Roles Annick
Rating67% 3.3867753.3867753.3867753.3867753.386775
Un jeune chômeur, nourri de rêves et d'idéaux, perd les pédales au contact de la réalité et d'une passion d'amour désenchantée.
Elle court, elle court la banlieue, 1h31
Directed by Claude Miller, Gérard Pirès
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes La banlieue française
Actors Marthe Keller, Jacques Higelin, Nathalie Courval, Robert Castel, Évelyne Istria, Jean-Pierre Darras
Roles son amie
Rating55% 2.792842.792842.792842.792842.79284
La vie infernale des banlieusards de l'agglomération parisienne autant pour ceux qui utilisent les transports en commun que l'automobiliste pris dans la jungle des embouteillages. Pendant les fins de semaine les bruits du voisinage sont un stress supplémentaire. Dans le grand ensemble et dans les transports, les occasions de rencontrer d'autres personnes, donc des partenaires sexuels potentiels, mettent la jalousie dans le couple.
Poil de carotte, 1h22
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Philippe Noiret, Monique Chaumette, Jeanne Pérez, Paul Frankeur, Diane Kurys
Roles Agathe
Rating56% 2.8407252.8407252.8407252.8407252.840725
La vie malheureuse d'un garçon, détesté par sa mère et par sa sœur et son frère et dont le père est taciturne.
The Bar at the Crossing, 1h28
Directed by Alain Levent
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Jacques Brel, Isabelle Huppert, Pierre-François Pistorio, Rosy Varte, Jean-Claude Bouillaud, Bernard Lajarrige
Rating54% 2.724332.724332.724332.724332.72433
Vincent Van Horst (Jacques Brel) is a hard-drinking bon viveur who loves his freedom and his women. In 1916, he leaves Europe, which is torn apart by the war, and moves to Canada, intending to meet up with Maria, the only woman he ever loved. On the way to Canada, he meets a young boy who dreams about fighting in the European war. When Vincent arrives at the Bar de la fourche, managed by Maria, he finds her looking older. He finds consolation in another woman, Annie, who looks down on him and drives Vincent and Olivier to fight a duel against each other.
What a Flash!, 1h35
Directed by Jean-Michel Barjol
Origin France
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Jean-Pierre Coffe, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Diane Kurys, Christophe Donner, Bernadette Lafont, Georges Bécot
Rating43% 2.1581452.1581452.1581452.1581452.158145
An 2000. Condamnées à mort, 200 personnes enfermées dans un hangar organisent une fête géante au cours de laquelle elles laissent libre cours à leurs folies.
Les Petits Enfants d'Attila, 1h20
Directed by Jean-Pierre Bastid
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Féodor Atkine, Jacques Chailleux, Diane Kurys, Juliet Berto

Une troupe d'artiste longe les routes de France durant la guerre d'Algérie. Le périple des personnages propose une critique politique du cinéma.
Le Père Amable
Actors Fernand Ledoux, Geneviève Fontanel, Diane Kurys, Gérard Darrieu, Cécile Magnet, Paul Bonifas
Roles Phénie

Le Père Amable ne voit pas d’un bon œil le mariage de Césaire, son fils unique, avec Céleste. Le vieil avare refuse en effet d’entretenir l’enfant que celle-ci a eu auparavant d’un autre homme. Le couple s’installe néanmoins à la ferme et Césaire travaille d’arrache-pied pour nourrir la maisonnée.


Arrête ton cinéma !, 1h30
Directed by Diane Kurys
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Sylvie Testud, Josiane Balasko, Zabou Breitman, Fred Testot, François-Xavier Demaison, Claire Keim
Rating50% 2.500332.500332.500332.500332.50033
Actrice reconnue, Sybille démarre l’écriture de son tout premier film. Avec ses productrices Brigitte et Ingrid, elle se jette avec elles dans l’aventure, mettant de côté sa vie familiale. Se confrontant à des difficultés telles que transformer son scénario selon les délires successifs de ses productrices, rencontrer les refus financiers, elle a du mal à réaliser son rêve. Sybille se rendra compte trop tard que ses productrices l’ont entraînée dans leur folie.
C'est le métier qui rentre
Directed by Diane Kurys
Genres Comedy
Actors Fred Testot, Sylvie Testud, Josiane Balasko, Zabou Breitman, Antoine Duléry, Hélène de Fougerolles
Rating50% 2.500332.500332.500332.500332.50033
Sybille, a recognized actress, preparing with enthusiasm her first writing film to get behind the camera. Everything seems to go well. Her producers, two sisters, are two wacky but lovable characters, and Sybille empties into the adventure with them, putting aside her family life. But, from the unlikely choice of actresses, the successive rewrites of the script, through the financial refusal, the wonderful dream turns into a nightmare. Incorrigible optimist, Sybille will realize too late that her whimsical and totally crazy producers are going to drag her in their madness ... One thing is certain, nothing will happen as planned.
For a Woman, 1h50
Directed by Diane Kurys
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Melodrama
Actors Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sylvie Testud, Denis Podalydès, Julie Ferrier
Rating64% 3.2430453.2430453.2430453.2430453.243045
During the 1980s Anne finds out there is a family secret. She discovers that her late mother once had a love affair with her brother-in-law.
Sagan (2008)
, 1h57
Directed by Diane Kurys
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers
Actors Sylvie Testud, Pierre Palmade, Françoise Sagan, Lionel Abelanski, Jeanne Balibar, Arielle Dombasle
Rating62% 3.1465153.1465153.1465153.1465153.146515
In 1958, Françoise Sagan is 23 years old. Her first couple of novels have made her rich and famous. She lives an easy life, filled with sex and debauchery, surrounded by her group of friends. On the 8th of August that year, at the Casino in Deauville, she gambles her last chips on the number 8 and wins 8 million francs, with which, a couple of hours later, she buys the house which she rented, in nearby Honfleur. This makes her the owner of that property, and she vows that she will never leave the place. Why is she, 40 years later, living there all alone, as a recluse? What events made a young promising novelist end up all alone, without the ones she loved, and used, all those years?
L'Anniversaire, 1h40
Directed by Diane Kurys
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Lambert Wilson, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Pierre Palmade, Antoine Duléry, Isabella Ferrari
Rating52% 2.628752.628752.628752.628752.62875
Raphaël est un magnat de la télé-réalité, l'un des meilleurs en Europe.
I'm Staying, 1h40
Directed by Diane Kurys
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Sophie Marceau, Vincent Pérez, Charles Berling, Pascale Roberts, François Perrot, Hardy Krüger Jr.
Rating53% 2.661622.661622.661622.661622.66162
Comment se débarrasser d'un mari qui refuse de quitter le domicile conjugal ? C'est le problème de Marie-Do, confrontée à obstination de Bertrand, son époux. Marie-Do a été une femme docile, sage, voire trop sage qui, un jour, grâce à Antoine, son amant, découvre la liberté. Alors, elle demande à Bertrand de partir mais celui-ci s'accroche, suscitant ainsi la sympathie d'Antoine. Le regard compatissant de son amant sur son mari exaspère Marie-Do. Elle finira par découvrir qu'Antoine est scénariste, il passe son temps à faire évoluer à son gré les personnages qu'il croise ou qu'il invente.
The Children of the Century, 2h15
Directed by Diane Kurys
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Robin Renucci, Karin Viard, Stefano Dionisi, Isabelle Carré
Rating63% 3.1999253.1999253.1999253.1999253.199925
The story begins as George Sand quits her marital home and arrives in Paris with her two children. Meanwhile, the young poet and dandy Alfred de Musset is busy making a name for himself both as a womaniser and a talented poet and critic. Sand and Musset first meet at a literary dinner and quickly recognise in each other a like minded love of literature. At first their relationship remains platonic, but soon the pair embark on a tumultuous affair that will lead them to Venice and the creation of their finest works of literature.