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Sylvie Testud is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Art Direction French born on 17 january 1971 at Lyon (France)

Sylvie Testud

Sylvie Testud
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Nationality France
Birth 17 january 1971 (48 years) at Lyon (France)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Knight of the National Order of Merit

Sylvie Testud (born 17 January 1971) is a French actress, writer and film director, who's film career began in 1991. She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for Murderous Maids (2000), the César Award for Best Actress for Fear and Trembling (2003) and the European Film Award for Best Actress for Lourdes (2009). Her other film roles include Beyond Silence (1996), La Vie en Rose (2007) and French Women (2014).

Biography

She grew up in the La Croix-Rousse quarter of Lyon.

In 1985, when she was 14, she saw Charlotte Gainsbourg in her role of the complex young girl in L'Effrontée, a film directed by Claude Miller, identified with Gainsbourg, and so took drama classes in Lyon with the actor and director Christian Taponard. In 1989, she moved to Paris and spent three years at the Conservatoire (CNSAD). In the early and mid 1990s, she landed her first small roles in films like L'Histoire du garcon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse, directed by Philippe Harel, and Love, etc., directed by Marion Vernoux. In 1997 she had great success in Germany with Caroline Link's Jenseits der Stille for which she learned German, sign language, and the clarinet. In 1998 she had her first major role in French cinema playing Béa in Thomas Vincent's Karnaval. In 2000 she starred in Chantal Akerman's La Captive, an adaptation of La Prisonièrre, the fifth part of Marcel Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. In 2001 she won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her portrayal of Christine Papin, one of the Papin sisters, in Les Blessures assassines (English title: Murderous Maids), The story concerned a young servant woman found guilty of the murder, with her sister's help, of her employer's wife and daughter; it had made sensational headlines in France in 1933.

In 2003, she published the autobiographical book Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'etoiles ce soir, with anecdotes of her day to day life as an actress. The French edition featured a cover designed by her sister Ghislaine.

One of her most noted performances was as the star of the film Stupeur et tremblements, adapted from the novel by Amélie Nothomb, for which she was awarded a César and a Prix Lumière for best actress in 2004. She plays a woman struggling with the difference in culture between the Japanese business world and the western, Belgian world, from which she comes. In 2005 or 2006 she returned to her native Lyon (to the Théâtre de la Croix Rousse), where she played the rôle of Edith in Philippe Faure's adaptation of Stefan Zweig's La Pitié dangereuse. She starred in 2007's two-time Academy Award-winning film La Vie en Rose, as Momone, Edith Piaf's best friend. In the 2008 film Sagan, she portrayed the writer Françoise Sagan, earning unanimous praise for her hauntingly accurate portrayal and for which she was again nominated for the César for best actress.

She was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite in March 2009.

She has a son, Ruben, born on 15 February 2005, and a daughter Esther, born in January 2011.

In 2012, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue.

Best films

La Vie en Rose (2007)
(Actress)
The Round Up (2010)
(Actress)
French Women (2014)
(Actress)
For a Woman (2013)
(Actress)
Max (2013)
(Actress)
Another Woman's Life (2012)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sylvie Testud (76 films)

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Wide Load
Wide Load (2019)

Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Édouard Baer, Alex Lutz, Sylvie Testud, Jérémie Rénier
Roles Jennifer
Rating48% 2.416792.416792.416792.416792.41679
Foster rencontre Taupin. Le premier est en pardessus, le deuxième en guenilles. Tout cela serait banal si l’un des deux n’était en possession d’un scénario effrayant, le scénario de leur vie et de leur mort. Il suffit d’ouvrir les pages et de trembler…
Suspiria
Suspiria (2018)
, 2h50
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Sylvie Testud
Roles Miss Griffith
Rating68% 3.40193.40193.40193.40193.4019
Une jeune danseuse de ballet voyage jusqu'à une prestigieuse école de dans en Europe avant de découvrir un mystère qui dépasse toute imagination parmi une série de meurtres atroces...
Final Portrait, 1h30
Directed by Stanley Tucci
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Peinture, Sculpture
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner, Sylvie Testud
Roles Annette Arm
Rating61% 3.099273.099273.099273.099273.09927
Paris, 1964, Alberto Giacometti, un des plus grands maîtres de l'art du XXème siècle, invite son ami, l’écrivain américain James Lord , à poser pour un portrait. Flatté et intrigué, James accepte. Cela ne devait prendre que quelques jours mais c'était sans compter sur le perfectionnisme et l'exigence du processus artistique de Giacometti…
Wedding Unplanned, 1h34
Directed by Reem Kherici
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Reem Kherici, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sylvie Testud, Julia Piaton, François-Xavier Demaison, Chantal Lauby
Roles Clarisse
Rating61% 3.0953353.0953353.0953353.0953353.095335
À l'occasion d'une infidélité amoureuse de son compagnon Mathias, Alexia découvre une carte de visite au nom de Juliette, une organisatrice de mariage. L'idée vient à Alexia de se marier avec Mathias, qui va donc vivre l'organisation de ce mariage aux côtés de sa maîtresse.
The Visitors: Bastille Day
Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré
Genres Comedy
Actors Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Marie-Anne Chazel, Valérie Lemercier, Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard
Roles Charlotte de Robespierre
Rating44% 2.2258752.2258752.2258752.2258752.225875
Bloqués dans les couloirs du temps, Godefroy de Montmirail et son fidèle serviteur Jacquouille sont projetés dans une époque de profonds bouleversements politiques et sociaux : la Révolution Française... Plus précisément, La Terreur, période de grands dangers pendant laquelle les descendants de Jacquouille La Fripouille, révolutionnaires convaincus, confisquent le château et tous les biens des descendants de Godefroy de Montmirail, aristocrates arrogants en fuite dont la vie ne tient qu'à un fil.
The Visitors: Bastille Day, 1h50
Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Time travel films, Histoire de France, French Revolution films
Actors Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Marie-Anne Chazel, Valérie Lemercier, Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard
Roles Charlotte de Robespierre
Rating44% 2.2258752.2258752.2258752.2258752.225875
Arrivés en 1793, en pleine Révolution française, Godefroy de Montmirail et son écuyer Jacquouille la Fripouille rencontrent Jacquouillet, descendant de Jacquouille et accusateur public, et se retrouvent empêtrés dans la tourmente de la Terreur. Godefroy est confronté à sa descendance de l'époque, qui essaie d'échapper à la Révolution : lui et son écuyer les aident à fuir et tentent de retrouver un descendant de l'Enchanteur pour rentrer à leur époque. Les deux voyageurs temporels subissent en effet des effets secondaires inquiétants dus aux couloirs du temps non refermés.
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
Roles Sybille
Rating50% 2.509742.509742.509742.509742.50974
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.
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
Roles Sybille
Rating50% 2.509742.509742.509742.509742.50974
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.
Le Correspondant
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Charles Berling, Sylvie Testud, Frank Bellocq, Côme Levin, Charlie Bruneau, Alika Del Sol
Roles Eloïse
Rating51% 2.590422.590422.590422.590422.59042
Malo et Stéphane sont deux lycéens un peu loosers, tout juste débarqués du collège. Leur plan pour devenir populaire : accueillir un correspondant allemand et de préférence stylé. Pas de chance pour Malo qui tombe sur une gothique qui va lui faire vivre un enfer…
Tamara
Tamara (2016)
, 1h43
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Rayane Bensetti, Sylvie Testud, Héloïse Martin, Cyril Gueï, Blanche Gardin, Oulaya Amamra
Roles Amandine
Rating61% 3.081823.081823.081823.081823.08182
Cette adaptation de la BD du même nom retrace une période de la vie d'une jeune fille complexée par ses rondeurs. Elle tombe amoureuse du garçon qui fait craquer toutes les filles du lycée. Une aventure naît entre eux, sous des regards moqueurs et malveillants. Le quotidien de ces adolescents, rythmé par leurs amours, familles, amis, disputes...
Le talent de mes amis, 1h38
Directed by Alex Lutz
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Alex Lutz, Bruno Sanches, Audrey Lamy, Anne Marivin, Sylvie Testud, Julia Piaton
Roles Stéphane Brunge
Rating52% 2.6184852.6184852.6184852.6184852.618485
Alex et Jeff sont deux collègues de bureau d'une grande entreprise. Ils forment également un duo complice, uni par une belle amitié partagée en famille. Mais voilà qu'arrive Thibaut, spécialiste en développement personnel et ami d'enfance d'Alex.
Too Close to the Sun, 1h34
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Sylvie Testud, Grégory Gadebois, Mathilde Bisson, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Thomas Doret
Roles Sophie Picard
Rating63% 3.1924453.1924453.1924453.1924453.192445
Investigating magistrate Sophie learns that Juliette, a woman who she is questioning in regards to an ongoing case, is the biological mother of Léo, her adopted son. Despite her magistrate husband Olivier's disapproval, Sophie refuses to withdraw from the case so that she can continue her probe on Juliette, whilst hiding the truth from Léo. Appalled by Sophie's decision, Olivier decides to secretly approach Juliette without revealing his true identity.
96 hours
96 hours (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Gérard Lanvin, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Sylvie Testud, Laura Smet, Slimane Dazi
Roles Marion Reynaud
Rating55% 2.761612.761612.761612.761612.76161
Kancel, big mobster, kidnaps Square, head of the BRB (Banditry Repression Brigade) to know the name of the informer who had allowed the police to arrest him three years ago.
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone, 1h39
Directed by Sylvie Ohayon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, La banlieue française, Dance films, Films about children, Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Aure Atika, Marc Lavoine, Sylvie Testud, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Pascale Arbillot, Grégoire Bonnet
Roles Nadiège
Rating58% 2.9138352.9138352.9138352.9138352.913835
Dans les années 80, Stéphanie grandit à la Courneuve auprès d'une mère absente et d'un beau-père brutal. Très vite, elle décide de se sortir de son quotidien morose. Grâce à l'amour de sa grand-mère, à ses lectures, sa passion pour la danse et pour Jean-Jacques Goldman, elle se débat dans cette cité colorée où l'amitié est primordiale. Un jour, elle le sait, Stéphanie quittera la cité pour mener la vie dont elle a toujours rêvé. Le film raconte l'histoire de cet envol.