Barbet Schroeder was born in 1941, in Tehran, Iran, and he grew up in Colombia.
Luis Miguel Cintra
Actor, stage director
An iconic actor and stage director in Portugal, Luís Miguel Cintra was born in Madrid, in 1949.
The cinematic work of Jonathan Demme (1944, USA) dwells in different areas.
Director, writer, photographer
Wim Wenders is one of the most important figures in contemporary German film
Born in 1953, Giovanni Moretti, known in cinema as Nanni Moretti, is one of the most important and awarded contemporary Italian directors
Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, German filmmaker born in Nossendorf in 1935, is the author of truly unique set of works.
David Gordon Green
Green grew up in Dallas, Austin and Longview, Texas. He was “obsessed” with cinema from a very young age.
Producer, Multimedia artist
Laurie Anderson will present at the LEFFEST her new film Heart of a Dog
Polish director Andrzej Żuławski studied cinema in France and his directing career was divided between the two countries
Bruno Ganz is a Swiss actor with an internationally acclaimed career
Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland) is an actor, screenwriter and director
One of the most prolific filmmakers in French cinema.
Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian actor and director, born in 1960. Known for his film Divine Intervention (2002), a modern dramedy about life in occupied Palestine
Otar Iosseliani (1934) is a filmmaker born in Georgia, but a significant part of his career was spent in Franc
Jessica Hausner, director and screenwriter, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1972.
Amos Gitai, born in Haifa, in 1950, is an Israeli author and director.
Bob Byington (Nebraska,1971) est l’un des réalisateurs du mouvement d’Austin, tout en étant également scénariste et acteur.
Sara Driver is an independent director who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70s
Writer and director Martín Rejtman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961.
Louis Garrel, born in 1983, is a French actor, son of filmmaker Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy.
Director, producer, writer
Nabil Ayouch is one of the most internationally acknowledged Moroccan directors
João Salaviza é um realizador português premiado em diversos festivais de cinema
Kate Barker-Froyland is a writer and director, who graduated in directing form the University of Columbia.
Fiction, drama and essay writer, Donald Richard “Don” DeLillo (1936, USA) is the eldest son of an Italian family.
John Berger iis one of the greatest writers of the last 50 years, with a vast work which unfolds into narrative fiction, poetry and essays
Juan Goytisolo is a Catalonian author and intellectual, born in 1931.
Portuguese author, born in Lisbon, in 1949.
Born in 1960, Bernardo Carvalho is a Brazilian writer, journalist and translator
One of the greatest pianists nowadays
Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1970, Itamar Golan is a prestigious Israelite pianist.
Daniel Fish is an American stage director and artist
Kai Wiedenhöfer (1966) is a German photographer
Vincent Lindon is a French actor, born in 1959, with a career spanning over thirty years.
Natsuko Inoue was born in Osaka, Japan, where she started her musical studies
Dancer and Coreographer
Choreographer and dancer, Vera Mantero studied classical dancing, under Anna Mascolo’s guidance.
Sabine Azéma, French actress, was born in Paris, in 1949.
Born in Lebanon in 1976, Yasmine Hamdan is a singer, composer and actress
Nicoletta Braschi is an Italian actress, born in Cesena, in 1960.
Born in 1978, Laetitia Casta is a French model and actress.
Portuguese philosopher and essayist, born in 1939, in Mozambique.
Teresa Rita Lopes
Writer and Researcher
Teresa Rita Lopes, researcher, essayist and writer, was born in 1937, in Faro.
Andrei A. Tarkovsky
Younger son of the director and Larissa Pavlovna, Andrei Andreievich is the chairman of the Andrei Tarkovsky International Institute
Architect and curator
Pedro Gadanho (1968) is an architect, curator and writer. He is the author of the blog Shrapnel Contemporary
Peter Pál Pelbart
Peter Pál Pelbart, born in 1956, is a Hungarian philosopher, essayist, professor and translator
Born in 1944, Arnaud Villani is a French philosophy professor and poet.
Marie-Laure Bernadac, born in 1950, is an honorary general curator, currently responsible for the contemporary art at the Louvre museum.
Lucienne Peiry was the first woman to obtain a PhD in Art History from the University of Lausanne, her birthplace.
Cédric Villani is a renowned French mathematician, born in 1973, who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010
Louis Black (USA, 1948) is a producer and an important agent in the Austin film scene.
Jean Douchet, born in France, in 1929, is a filmmaker, historian, critic and cinema professor.
Psychoanalyst and PhD in Sociology, Françoise Davoine also possesses an “agrégé” in classical languages.
Born in 1944, in Paris, Alain Fleischer is a versatile artist, with works as a writer, director, photographer and visual artist.