There is also the anguish of what might have happened to her son. And then the reunion with an old high school friend, which reminds her of her former life and her provincial origins. You can't change completely overnight, but you can perceive things. In the film, each of the characters arrives at what may be a truer place in his or her life.
At the age of 30, she directs her first feature POKER, a film noir depicting a woman’s gambling addiction. She then directs the TV film INTERDIT D’AMOUR, highlighted at various festivals. LOVER (LES AMOUREUX), selected in Cannes in 1994 in the Cinéma en France section, is critically-acclaimed. The following year, YOUTH WITHOUT GOD (JEUNESSE SANS DIEU) also shows in Cannes in that same selection. She becomes a household name with THE NEW EVE (LA NOUVELLE EVE), presented in the Panorama section of Berlinale in 1999. REPLAY (LA REPETITION) is selected in Official Competition in Cannes in 2001. She follows up with THE VERY MERRY WIDOWS (MARIEES MAIS PAS TROP) and LES AMBITIEUX, presented at the Rome Film Festival. Her seventh feature LEAVING (PARTIR) is met with great success in France and abroad, and highlighted at Toronto International Film Festival. She comes back to Cannes in 2013 with THREE WORLDS (TROIS MONDES) in the Un Certain Regard section, later presented in Toronto. The film wins the Golden Bayard for Best Script in Namur. SUMMERTIME (LA BELLE SAISON), recipient of the Locarno Piazza Grande Variety Award, is nominated for two César in 2016. With AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE (UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE), adapted from the eponymous Christine Angot novel, Catherine Corsini receives the SACD award, Henri Langlois and Alice Guy award, as well as four nominations at the 2019 César (Best Actress, Best New Actress, Best Adaptation, Best Original Music).
Her last film THE DIVIDE (LA FRACTURE), with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs and Pio Marmaï was presented in Competition in the Official Selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Catherine Corsini
Written by: Catherine Corsini
Main Producer: Elisabeth Perez
Cinematography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing: Frédéric Baillehaiche
Production Design: Toma Baqueni
Costume Design: Rachèle Raoult
Make-Up & Hair: Sylvia Carissoli, Milou Sanner
Sound Design: Fanny Martin, Jeanne Delplancq, Olivier Goinard, Nicolas Cantin
Casting: Julie Allione, Laura Caselli
Cast: Aissatou Diallo Sagna (Kim), Caroline Estremo (Pat), Jean-Louis Coulloc'h (Laurent), Camille Sansterre (Elodie), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Raf), Marina Foïs (Julie), Pio Marmaï (Yann)
Nominations and Awards
- European Comedy 2022