Official Selection


Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | France, Italy | 2022 | 126 min.
O.V. English and French, subtitled in English and Spanish

Ranging from the nerves before the auditions to enter school to the first premiere of a Chekhov play, passing through the complicities and love affairs with the other students, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Honorary Golden Giraldillo in 2016, recalls her experience as a student at the Théâtre des Amandiers, the birthplace of theatrical renovation in France during the 1980s, led by the legendary Patrice Chéreau, played here by none other than Louis Garrel. Nadia Tereszkiewicz plays Stella, the director's alter ego, in this passionate fresco about those years of life's apprenticeship, (dis)love and theatre which flows with the intensity and lightness of youth.

Direction: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Screenplay: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès De Sacy
Cinematography: Julien Poupard
Editing: Anne Weil
Cast: Louis Garrel, Micha Lescot, Nadie Tereszkiewicz, Sofiane Bennacer, Clara Bretheau, Noham Edje, Vassili Schneider, Oscar Lesage, Eva Danino, Alexia Chardard
Producer company: Ad Vitam Productions, Agat Flims & Cie, Ex Nihilo, ARTE France Cinéma, BiBi Film
Distributor: Ad Vitam
World sales: Charades

From her theatrical beginnings with Patrice Chéreau and her debut in 1987 with Hotel de France, the Torinese Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (1964) has cultivated a prosper and long career as an actress,  being a César and a David di Donatello award-winner, and as a director since 2003 with It’s Easier for a Camel. We can see her two sides in films such as Actresses (from 2007, Jury Prize in the section Un Certain Regard de Cannes), A Castle in Italy (2013), and the documentary A Young Girl in her Nineties (2016), among others. In 2016 the Seville Festival honored her career, in 2018 showed her feature film The Summer House, and in 2022 presents her latest film, Forever Young.