Rebecca Zlotowski

Screenwriter, director

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Born in 1980 in Paris, Rebec­ca Zlo­tows­ki is a French screen­writer and direc­tor. She grad­u­at­ed from the Ecole Nor­male Supérieure and French film school La Fémis, and holds a PHD in mod­ern lit­er­a­ture. She direct­ed four fea­ture films with­in the span of ten years: Dear Pru­dence in 2010 (select­ed at the Cannes’ Crit­ics’ Week, and recip­i­ent of the Louis-Del­luc Prize for Best First Film and the FIPRESCI Prize) which gave Léa Sey­doux one of her first on-screen per­for­mances, Grand Cen­tral with Tahar Rahim (select­ed at the Fes­ti­val de Cannes in 2013), Plan­e­tar­i­um with Natal­ie Port­man and Lily-Rose Depp (select­ed at the Venice Film Fes­ti­val in 2016) and An Easy Girl (recip­i­ent of the SACD Prize at the Cannes’ Direc­tors’ Fort­night in 2019), star­ring Zahia Dehar and Benoît Mag­imel. She direct­ed and co-cre­at­ed the same year the mini-series Sav­ages, based on Sabri Louatah’s nov­el, which pre­miered in France on Canal Plus, with Roschdy Zem as the first French Pres­i­dent with Alger­ian descent.

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