“There is no recipe, but today we know that originality in an artistic endeavor is compatible with success.”
Co-writer of several films directed by Maurice Pialat, including Police and Van Gogh, Sylvie Pialat also adapted Georges Bernanos’ novel “Under the Sun of Satan”, winner of the 1987 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Besides her long artistic collaboration with the late director, she handled their production company and worked hand in hand with French producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier. In 2003, she founded her own company, Les films du Worso, which produced, within the span of fifteen years, over forty theatrical feature films, several made-for-television documentary and fiction films, and around thirty short films. Its catalogue encompasses thirteen features selected at the Cannes Film Festival, including Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children (2012), Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake (2013), and Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley of Love (2015), twenty-eight films nominated for a César award (among which five of them won an award over the course of the past ten years) and one nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film (Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, 2015). Sylvie Pialat received, two years in a row, the Daniel Toscan du Plantier’s Award for Best French producer of the year, in 2014 and 2015. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences since 2018.