Zlotowski at the 2013 Deauville American Film Festival
Rebecca Myriam Clara Zlotowski
21 April 1980
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Rebecca Zlotowski (born 21 April 1980) is a French film director and screenwriter. Her second feature film Grand Central, a love story exploring three-way romance between nuclear plant workers, won the François Chalais Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
She began her career as a screenwriter. She has written screenplays for several short films. She co-wrote Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s Jimmy Riviere.
Zlotowski made her directorial debut with the film Belle Épine, which premiered in the International Critics' Week section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film starred Léa Seydoux and although it wasn't a commercial success, the film won a Louis Delluc Prize for best first film and Seydoux was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress.
In 2014, Zlotowski was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She was the head of the jury for the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award for the International Critics' Week section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2015 Zlotowski announced her next film would be Planetarium starring Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp as sisters. The film screened Out of Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
Zlotowski's fourth film An Easy Girl premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors' Fortnight section where it won the SACD Award for Best French-language Film. The film starred model Zahia Dehar whom Zlotowski had met over Instagram.
|2006||Dans le rang||Yes||Short film|
|2006||Les Garçons||Yes||Short film|
|2007||Dans l'œil||Yes||Short film|
|2007||Parcours d'obstacles||Yes||Short film|
|2009||Just for Sex||Yes||Short film|
|2010||Belle Épine||Yes||Yes||Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film|
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival-Caméra d'Or
|2013||Grand Central||Yes||Yes||Cabourg Film Festival-Grand Prix|
François Chalais Prize
Lumières Award-Special Jury Prize
Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
|2013||You and the Night||Yes||Scenario consultant|
|2015||Despite the Night||Yes||Co-writer|
|2019||An Easy Girl||Yes||Yes|
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- Chèze, Thierry. "Planétarium: Rebecca Zlotowski et Céline Sciamma, soeurs de cinéma". Retrieved 29 May 2019.
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- "Rebecca Zlotowski: President of the Jury of the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award". Semaine de la Critique. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
- "The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury". Cannes Film Festival. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- Keslassy, Elsa (12 May 2015). "Cannes: Natalie Portman to Star in French Ghost Story 'Planetarium' (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- Hopewell, John (23 May 2019). "'An Easy Girl' Wins Cannes Directors' Fortnight French-Language Movie Prize". Variety. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
- Richford, Rhonda. "Cannes: 'An Easy Girl' Director on Tackling Hard Questions in Sensual Coming-of-Age Drama". Retrieved 29 May 2019.
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