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Filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and musician born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch is the supreme and ultimate representative of “American independent films”
Born in the city of Lódz in Poland, director Jerzy Skolimowski has embodied versatile talents as a filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, playwright, painter and actor
Born in Sarajevo, Emir Kusturica is a filmmaker, actor and musician and the author of a singular filmography, marked by an intense magical realism, a celebration of life and cinema
Agustín Diaz Yanes
Spanish filmmaker, screenwriter and writer, with a background in History, Agustín Díaz Yanes begins his path in cinema by writing scripts, later adapted by other directors
Director, screenwriter and producer, Teresa Villaverde is one of the most important names of a generation of Portuguese film directors that emerged in the 1990s.
A Syrian-born poet, critic and essayist, Adonis is one of the most important Arab poets of our time.
Novelist, playwright, poet, essayist and screenwriter, for the last few years referenced repeatedly as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature
Writer and filmmaker, Atiq Rahimi was born in 1962, in Kabul.
A brilliant Argentinian pianist endowed with great technical mastery and a charismatic interpretative personality
Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards throughout his career
Nicoletta Braschi is an Italian actress, born in Cesena, in 1960.
Cristian Mungiu is a Romanian writer-director born in Iași, Romania in 1968.
Screenwriter, director, writer and essayist Pascal Bonitzer (Paris, 1946) began his career as a cinema critic for the Cahiers du Cinéma.
Born and raised in Germany, Schwentke studied comparative literature and philosophy before attending the directing program at the American Film Institute.
Ron Padgett grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has lived mostly in New York since 1960. He has been the recipient of several awards
André Saraiva is a visual artist of Portuguese origin who began his career in the 80’s by spreading his graffiti art through the streets of Paris. He became known all over the world through his graffiti-artist alter ego, the tag Mr. A
Monica Bellucci is an internationally acclaimed Italian actress and model. She was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the 1997 César Awards for L’ Appartement by Gilles Mimouni.
Pedro Cabrita Reis
Pedro Cabrita Reis was born in 1956 in Lisbon, the city where he lives and works.
Enrique Vila-Matas, renowned Spanish writer
For over thirty years, Benoit Jacquot has been the author of an unclassifiable work, sometimes experimental and minimalist, sometimes classical or academic, but always exciting.
Born in 1970 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Itamar Golan is a prestigious Israeli pianist.
Natsuko Inoue was born in Osaka, Japan, where she began her musical studies.
Giada Colagrande (Pescara, Italy, 1975), began her career creating video art and directing documentaries on contemporary art.
Born in 1955, in Westfield, New Jersey, Sara Driver is an independent director who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70’s to the 90’s.
Actress and director, Lola Peploe was born in England and studied English and French Literature at Oxford University.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, an influential French contemporary artist and figure, was born in 1967 in Strasbourg.
Jean Douchet, born in France, in 1929, is a filmmaker, historian, critic and cinema professor.
Alex Ross Perry
Alex Ross Perry (1984) is a director, screenwriter and actor. He studied Cinema at New York University.
Stéphanie Argerich is the daughter of Martha Argerich and Stephan Kovacevich. Born in Bern in 1975, she holds the Swiss, Argentinian and Belgian citizenship.
Bertrand Bonello, born in 1968, lives between Paris and Montréal. He came to cinema via music.
Aaron Brookner was born in New York and began his career in the film industry as an assistant to Rebecca Miller and Jim Jarmusch.
Gabe Klinger (1982) is a critic, teacher, archivist, curator, and filmmaker.
Daniel Rosenfeld (Buenos Aires) wanted to be a pianist composer, but ended up making films.
Born in Hannover, Germany, in 1982, Nele Wohlatz studied Set Designing at the HfG Karlsruhe in that country.
Corinna Belz is a German writer and director
Peter Braatz was born in 1959 in Solingen, Germany. He is also creating under the pseudonym Harry Rag. From 1977 to 2012 he has been a singer and songwriter in the punk band S.Y.P.H., one of the first in Germany.
Adam Thirlwell is a British novelist born in London in 1978. He is the assistant editor of Areté, a triquarterly art magazine, and a columnist for newspapers ESQUIRE and THE GUARDIAN.
Luc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, he is the author of several works
Dorota Maslowska was born in Wejherowo, Poland, in 1983. At the age of 17, excerpts from her diary were published in the magazine Twój Styl
Jean-Pierre Léaud was discovered by François Truffaut, who had him play the young hero Antoine Doinel in the film 400 Blows
Marthe Keller (Basel, Switzerland) is the example of an artist who knows no geographical or artistic borders.
After studying Law at Université de Paris II and at Institut Français de la Mode, Sophie Semin worked for three years with Designer Yohji Yamamoto
The artistically daring Spanish actress Marisa Paredes has worked with numerous internationally acclaimed directors
Golshifteh Farahani was born in the Iranian capital of Tehran to a family of artists, showing remarkable musical talent from the age of five and taking piano and voice classes.
From Umbertide, in the Italian region of Umbria, Valentina Lodovini studied at the School of Dramatic Arts in Perugia
Director and actor Andrea Renzi (Rome, 1963) began his theatrical activities at fourteen alongside Mario Martone.
Born in Asnières-sur-Seine, Lucie Lucas is a French model and actress. She revealed a talent for writing early in her life and began to take acting lessons at a mere nine years of age.
Born in 1964 in Algiers, Philippe Parreno is a multifaceted French artist
Chema Prado is one of the most well-known names in the international film scene, he was the director of the Spanish Cinemathèque for almost thirty years.
Critic / Essayist
Miguel Marías is a Spanish economist and film critic. Since 1992 he has been head of the Studies Service at the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Philippe Azoury is a French journalist and film critic born in 1971.
Critic / Essayist
Jonathan Rosenbaum, born in Alabama, is an american essayist and film critic.