Sylvie Pialat



“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.

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