Lio created a public persona for herself with the help of Jacques Duvall, her favorite lyricist, and began her musical career in 1979. She became known to a wider public with the songs “Banana Split” and “Amoureux Solitaires”. In 1983, she got her first role in Chantal Akerman’s “Window Shopping” and then pursued an acting career featuring films by Claude Lelouch, Marion Vernoux and Catherine Breillat.
Maïmouna Doucouré studied biology and started working in the film industry after winning a screenwriting contest. Her second short film, “Maman(s)”, has won over 60 awards, including the César for Best Short Film in 2017. “Cuties”, her first feature-length film – which deals with the hypersexualization of young girls – won the Best Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
A graduate of La Fémis, Delphine Gleize is a director, screenwriter and actress. After selections in Cannes, she won the César for Best Short Film for “Sale Battars” in 2000. She went on directing “Carnages” and “La Permission de minuit” before her return with “Beau joueur”. She is currently working on the adaptation of Constance Debré’s “Love Me Tender”.
After studying acting in France and in the USA, Alma Jodorowsky embarked on a career as an actress, both for cinema (“Blue Is the Warmest Colour”, “The Starry Sky Above Me”, “Selfie”) and television. She also is a model – notably for Karl Lagerfeld and Lancôme – and the singer of the band Burning Peacocks. She’ll soon be starring in Stephan Streker’s “The Enemy”.
A self-taught and multidisciplinary artist, Johan Papaconstantino draws inspiration from both music and painting, thus producing a comprehensive work. He released his first solo EP, “Contre-jour”, in 2017. Last year, two of his singles – a cover of Christophe’s “Les Mots bleus” and “Lavi” – won him widespread praise.
After studying at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy, Alexis Langlois directed “Fanfreluches et idées noires”, a short film featuring performers and clubbers from underground Paris. In 2019, his queer comedy “Terror, Sisters!” won the Short Film Grand Prize at the FIFIB. He is currently working on his first feature film as well as developing a burlesque sitcom.
The film-lover jury is made up of five Bordeaux residents who share the same passion for cinema. May they be students or already working, they’re putting everything on hold to become a FIFIB jury member. At the end of a week-long programme of screenings, they will present the Feature Film Grand Prix of the International Competition during the closing ceremony.
> If I were a film: Wolfgang Petersen’s “The NeverEnding Story”
> If I were a character: Truquette in Antonin Peretjatko’s “The Rendez-vous of Déjà-Vu”
> Your dream FIFIB guest: Wim Wenders
> If I were a film: Pierre Étaix’s “Yoyo”
> If I were a character: Jeremy Fox in Fritz Lang’s “Moonfleet”
> Your dream FIFIB guest: Roger Corman
> If I were a film: Takashi Koizumi’s “After the rain”
> If I were a character: Denis Lavant, aka « Langue Pendue », in Leos Carax’s “The Night is Young”
> Your dream FIFIB guest: Ari Aster
> If I were a film: Xavier Dolan’s “Laurence Anyways”
> If I were a character: Justine from Julia Ducourneau’s “Raw”
> Your dream FIFIB guest: David Cronenberg
> If I were a film: Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Adventure”
> If I were a character: Mcmurphy from Miloš Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
> Your dream FIFIB guest: Sofia Coppola