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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

conversation with

Marina Foïs

Actor

France

November 16, 2022

Biographie

Marina Foïs became a fixture of the French comedy scene during the 2000s with films including Don’t Die Too Hard!, Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cleopatra and Tell Me I’m Pretty. In 2003, she was nominated for the César Award for Best New Actress for Hypnotised and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted).
In 2007, she turned to drama in Darling, for which she was a nominee for the César for Best Actress. She was nominated for the same award for her role in Polisse. Foïs went on to become a key performer in French cinema, with roles in the Papa ou Maman films and Sink or Swim. She has since been seen in the political series Savages, the controversial film Enormous, in Official Competition at the Festival de Cannes in The Divide and in the bloody comedy Some Like It Rare. Most recently, she is seen in Change of Heart, Freestyle, Year of the Shark, The Beasts and The Sitting Duck.
Marina Foïs became a fixture of the French comedy scene during the 2000s with films including Don’t Die Too Hard!, Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cleopatra and Tell Me I’m Pretty. In 2003, she was nominated for the César Award for Best New Actress for Hypnotised and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted).
In 2007, she turned to drama in Darling, for which she was a nominee for the César for Best Actress. She was nominated for the same award for her role in Polisse. Foïs went on to become a key performer in French cinema, with roles in the Papa ou Maman films and Sink or Swim. She has since been seen in the political series Savages, the controversial film Enormous, in Official Competition at the Festival de Cannes in The Divide and in the bloody comedy Some Like It Rare. Most recently, she is seen in Change of Heart, Freestyle, Year of the Shark, The Beasts and The Sitting Duck.

Selected filmography

Cet été là (Eric Lartiguau, post-production)
The Beasts (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2022)
Freestyle (Didier Barcelo, 2022)
Riposte féministe (Marie Perennès,Simon Depardon, 2022)
The Sitting Duck (Jean-Paul Salome, 2022)
Stella in Love (Sylvie Verheyde, William Wayolle, 2022)
Year of the Shark (Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma, 2022)
Change of Heart (Jerémie Elkaïm, 2021)
The Divide (Catherine Corsini, 2021)
Some Like It Rare (Fabrice Eboué, 2021)
Enormous (Sophie Letourneur, 2019)
Savage (TV, Rebecca Zlotowski, 2019)
Sink or Swim (Gilles Lellouche, 2018)
Daddy or Mommy 2 (Martin Bourboulon, 2016)
Daddy or Mommy (Martin Bouboulon, 2015)
Polisse (Maiwenn, 2011)—Nominated for Best Actress, César Awards
Darling (Christian Carrière, 2007)—Nominated for Best Actress, César Awards
RRRrrrr!!! (Alain Chabat, 2004)
Tell Me I’m Pretty (Bernard Jeanjean, 2004)
Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopatre (Alain Chabat, 2002)
Hypnotised and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted) (Claude Duty, 2002)
Don’t Die Too Hard! (Charles Nemes, 2001)