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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 (47 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

Cycling with Molière (2013)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Maya Sansa (21 films)

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Actress

The Truth
The Truth (2019)
, 1h46
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier, Alain Libolt, Christian Crahay
Rating64% 3.244033.244033.244033.244033.24403
Grande star de cinéma, Fabienne change la perception que le public a d'elle en publiant ses mémoires. À sa demande, sa fille installée aux États-Unis revient en France avec sa famille. La relation entre les deux femmes a toujours été difficile, et les retrouvailles vont être douloureuses.
Sisters in Arms, 1h52
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Amira Casar, Camélia Jordana, Esther Garrel, Maya Sansa, Mark Ryder, Pascal Greggory
Roles Mother Sun
Rating60% 3.046553.046553.046553.046553.04655
Kenza et Yaël sont deux jeunes françaises parties se battre en Syrie aux côtés des forces kurdes. Sur place, elles rencontrent Zara, une rescapée Yézidie. Les trois jeunes femmes vont s'unir et devenir de vraies sœurs d'armes.
The Royal Exchange, 1h40
Directed by Marc Dugain
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about children, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, Histoire de France, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film
Actors Lambert Wilson, Anamaria Vartolomei, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Maya Sansa
Roles Elisabeth Farnese
Rating66% 3.3219753.3219753.3219753.3219753.321975
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.
Cycling 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% 3.2982253.2982253.2982253.2982253.298225
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.
The Good Life, 1h33
Directed by Jean Denizot
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
Rating66% 3.307793.307793.307793.307793.30779
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.
Under the Starry Sky, 1h35
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Ralph Amoussou, Mata Gabin, Maya Sansa, Sabine Pakora
Roles Ada
Rating66% 3.3098553.3098553.3098553.3098553.309855
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% 3.150443.150443.150443.150443.15044
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% 3.136053.136053.136053.136053.13605
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-Paul Bonnaire, Jean-François Stévenin
Roles Catherine Cormery (1924)
Rating67% 3.384353.384353.384353.384353.38435
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% 2.7894552.7894552.7894552.7894552.789455
Judith, infirmière, est mariée à Roland, quand elle perd son emploi.
The Black Sheep, 1h33
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, 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
Rating68% 3.418753.418753.418753.418753.41875
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, Greta Zuccheri Montanari
Roles Lena
Rating73% 3.692753.692753.692753.692753.69275
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 Giulia
Rating61% 3.097023.097023.097023.097023.09702
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
Rating66% 3.3479253.3479253.3479253.3479253.347925
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.