Anne Fontaine

French writer-director Anne Fontaine became a critical and box office favorite in the '90s and 2000s on the strength of her complicated, often intense dramas about love and sexuality, which included "Dry Cleaning" ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1959 in Fontaine Sibertin-Blanc, , LU

Filmography

Director (13)

Gemma Bovery 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Adore 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

My Worst Nightmare 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Coco Before Chanel 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl From Monaco 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Nathalie... 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Nouvelle Chance 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Entre Ses Mains 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

How I Killed My Father 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Augustin: Roi du kung-fu 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Dry Cleaning 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Night Hustler 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Augustin 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (12)

Gemma Bovery 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Worst Nightmare 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chloe 2010 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "Nathalie...") (Source Material)

Coco Before Chanel 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl From Monaco 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nathalie... 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nouvelle Chance 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Entre Ses Mains 2005 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

How I Killed My Father 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Augustin: Roi du kung-fu 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dry Cleaning 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Augustin 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

French writer-director Anne Fontaine became a critical and box office favorite in the '90s and 2000s on the strength of her complicated, often intense dramas about love and sexuality, which included "Dry Cleaning" (1997), "Coco Before Chanel" (2009) and "Adore" (2013). A former dancer and actress, Fontaine established herself on the arthouse circuit with the Cesar-nominated "Dry Cleaning," about a couple's involvement with a drag performer. The film set the tone for her subsequent work, which included the provocative "Nathalie " (2003), which served as the inspiration for Atom Egoyan's 2009 film "Chloe," before achieving a major international hit with the BAFTA-nominated "Chanel," starring Audrey Tautou. Her first English-language film, "Adore," with Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, followed in 2013. Fontaine's uncompromising body of work and the critical acclaim it generated underscored her status as a major figure in world film.

Relationships

Philippe Carcassonne Producer

Husband

Antoine Sibertin-Blanc

Father

Jean-Chretien Sibertin-Blanc Producer

Brother

Milestones

2013

First English-language film with "Adore"

2009

Scored an international hit with "Coco Before Chanel"

1993

First film as writer-director with "Love Affairs Usually End Badly"

1980

Screen debut in "Tender Cousins"

1980

Discovered by Robert Hossein, who casts her in a theatrical version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

Bonus Trivia

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"I have no general advice for directors, women or men. Making films is - or should be - a very personal experience. You shouldn't listen to anybody, other than the people you choose to listen to." - from www.womenandhollywood.com, Sept. 6, 2013

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Moved into writing because of a growing dissatisfaction with her acting career.

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First directorial effort was as assistant director on a 1986 theatrical production of Celine's "Journey to the End of the Night."

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