Noémie Lvovsky

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Noémie Lvovsky
Noémie Lvovsky 2014.jpg
Noémie Lvovsky in 2014
Born (1964-12-14) 14 December 1964 (age 57)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actress
Years active1986–present

Noémie Lvovsky (French: [lvɔfski]; born 14 December 1964) is a French film director, screenwriter, and actress.[1]

Life and career

Lvovsky was born in Paris in 1964, the daughter of Jewish parents who emigrated from Ukraine to flee pogroms.[2] She studied cinema at La Fémis in Paris, notably a contemporary of Arnaud Desplechin, with whom she often collaborates. Her first two films cast Emmanuelle Devos, who was then at the beginning of her career.

She is the actress with most nominations for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress, with six nominations : in 2002 for My Wife Is an Actress, in 2006 for Backstage, in 2008 for Actrices, in 2010 for The French Kissers, in 2012 for House of Pleasures and in 2016 for Summertime. Her film Sentiments was nominated for the César Award for Best Film in 2004.

Her film Camille redouble was selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[3][4] where it won the Prix SACD.[5]

She was named as one of the jury members for the Cinéfondation and short film sections of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[citation needed]


As actress

Year Title Role Notes
2001 My Wife Is an Actress Nathalie Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002 If I Were a Rich Man Claire
2003 France Boutique Monique
2004 Kings and Queen Elizabeth
Illustre inconnue The sister Short
2005 Backstage Juliette Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
L'Un reste, l'autre part Nicole
2006 L'École pour tous Krikorian
Le Grand Appartement Charlotte Falingard
2007 Actrices Nathalie Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 A Simple Heart Marion Laine
L'Endroit idéal Rita Short
2009 The French Kissers Hervé's mother Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Coco Brigitte
Unlikely Roommates TV Movie
2010 Copacabana Suzanne
Les Mains libres Rita
Bus Palladium The psy
Ensemble, nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour... Madame Adélaïde
La Collection pique sa crise Chantal TV Series (1 Episode)
2011 House of Tolerance Marie-France Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
17 Girls The nurse
Guilty Edith Marécaux
Skylab Aunt Monique
Bouquet final The owner TV Movie
In the Spirit Of Noémie Lvovsky TV Series (1 Episode)
2012 Camille Rewinds Camille Vaillant Also director
Nominated – César Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Lumières Award for Best Actress
Farewell, My Queen Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Campan
Granny's Funeral The cryer
Coming Home Sabine Faroult
2013 Chez nous c'est trois! Jeanne Millet
2014 My Old Lady Dr. Florence Horowitz
Jacky in Women's Kingdom Tata
Fool Circle Rebecca
Weekends in Normandy Sylvette
Les Jours venus The producer
Tiens-toi droite Sam
2015 Summertime Monique Benchiessa Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Sweet Escape Madame Pirchtate
Ainsi soient-ils Jeanne Valadon TV Series (7 Episodes)
2016 Chocolat Yvonne Delvaux
Rosalie Blum Rosalie Blum
Willy 1er Catherine
2017 Based on a True Story The inspector
Demain et tous les autres jours Madame Zasinger Also director
Paris etc Madeleine Zand TV Series (5 Episodes)
2018 Un peuple et son roi Solange
Nox Elisabeth Sereny TV Mini-Series
Les Impatientes Maude Girard TV Mini-Series
2019 Invisibles Hélène
The Summer House Nathalie Also writer
Deux fils Magalie
Play Anthony Marciano
2020 Working Girls
How to Be a Good Wife Marie-Thérèse
2022 Scarlet Post-production

As filmmaker

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1986 La Belle Yes Short film
1987 Une visite Yes Short film
1989 Dis-moi oui, dis-moi non Yes Yes Short film
Munich International Festival of Film Schools – Jury Award
Brest European Short Film Festival – Grand Prix
1990 Embrasse-moi Yes Yes Short film
1992 The Sentinel Yes Also as casting director
1994 Oublie-moi Yes Yes Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Best Screenplay
1996 The Phantom Heart Yes
1996 Clubbed to Death (Lola) Yes
1997 Les Années Lycée: Petites Yes Yes Telefilm
1999 Life Doesn't Scare Me Yes Yes Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema – Best Director
Cannes Film Festival – France Culture Award (French Cineaste of the Year)
Locarno International Film Festival – Silver Leopard (Young Cinema)
Locarno International Film FestivalPrize of the Ecumenical Jury
Locarno International Film Festival – Youth Jury Award
Prix Jean Vigo
2003 It's Easier for a Camel... Yes
2003 Feelings Yes Yes Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—60th Venice International Film FestivalGolden Lion
2007 Actrices Yes
2007 Let's Dance Yes Yes
2012 Camille Rewinds Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival – Directors' Fortnight – SACD Prize
Locarno International Film Festival – Variety Piazza Grande Award
Lumieres Award – Special Award
Nominated—César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—Hawaii International Film Festival – Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2013 A Castle in Italy Yes
2015 Les Trois Sœurs Yes Telefilm
2016 Demain et tous les autres jours Yes Yes
2018 Les Estivants Yes


  1. ^ Tarr, Carrie; Rollet, Brigitte (1 November 2001). Cinema and the second sex: women's filmmaking in France in the 1980s and 1990s. Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 34–, 68–. ISBN 978-0-8264-4742-5. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ Blottière, Mathilde (14 September 2012). "Noémie Lvovsky : "Je suis obsédée par ce qui ne reviendra plus"". Télérama. Retrieved 1 October 2020.; "Noémie Lvovsky". Acterieur du cinema. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  3. ^ Leffler, Rebecca. "Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry's 'The We & The I' to Open Director's Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Selection". Directors' Fortnight. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (25 May 2012). "Cannes 2012: 'No' Takes Top Prize at Directors' Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 May 2012.

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