A Radiant Girl Une jeune fille qui va bien

by Sandrine Kiberlain

France
2021
98 min
French OV
Feature film
Fiction
Color
DCP

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Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Paris, summer 1942. Irene is a young, bubbly, 19-year-old Jewish girl. Her family watches her discover the world, friends, a new love and a passion for the theatre. The aspiring actress is living her youthful life without a care in the world, but she doesn’t know that time may be running out.

The programmer’s eye

If one of the film’s great strengths is to be comfortable with the sobriety of the historical reconstruction, it really is Rebecca Marder’s fantastic interpretation that manages to capture the momentum of life lived by the youth who desires and wants to create. This impulse of life is all the more ardent, all the more tragic since the audience knows what happened in 1942. Skillfully playing on this tragic consciousness, the film reflects the capacity of theater and cinema to model the intensity of moments that have disappeared forever.

— Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Sandrine Kiberlain began her film career in the 1990s with Eric Rochant's film "The Patriots". In 1996, she received the Young Promising Actress César for her role in "To have (or not)" by Laetitia Masson. Her rise went on alongside directors such as Jacques Audiard ("A Self-Made Hero"), Benoît Jacquot ("Seventh Heaventh", "The False Servant"), Claude Miller ("Betty Fisher and Other Stories") and Pierre Salvadori ("After you"). In 2009, Sandrine Kiberlain crossed paths with Stéphane Brizé and shot "Mademoiselle Chambon". In 2011, she worked with Maïwenn in "Polisse". In 2013, she was directed by Albert Dupontel in "9-Month Stretch" and won the César for Best Actress for this role. Subsequently, she played in "Number One Fan" by Jeanne Herry and again in 2019 for "In Safe Hands", in "Being 17" by André Téchiné and in "The Sweet Escape" by Bruno Podalydès, whom she worked with again this year in "French Tech". In 2016, Sandrine Kiberlain moved on to directing with a first short film, "Smile", presented in Cannes with a special screening at Critics' Week. She returned as a director in 2021 as she was selected to present her first feature film "A Radiant Girl" at the 60th edition of the Critics' Week. Sandrine Kiberlain will soon star in "Hear Me Out" by Pascal Elbé, in Stéphane Brizé's next film, "Another World", presented in official competition at the 78th Venice Biennale, and in Emmanuel Mouret's "Chronique d’une liaison passagère".

2021 - A RADIANT GIRL - Sandrine Kiberlain - Director, screenwriter
2016 - SMILE (CM) - Sandrine Kiberlain - Director, screenwriter

Sandrine Kiberlain

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Sandrine Kiberlain began her film career in the 1990s with Eric Rochant's film "The Patriots". In 1996, she received the Young Promising Actress César for her role in "To have (or not)" by Laetitia Masson. Her rise went on alongside directors such as Jacques Audiard ("A Self-Made Hero"), Benoît Jacquot ("Seventh Heaventh", "The False Servant"), Claude Miller ("Betty Fisher and Other Stories") and Pierre Salvadori ("After you"). In 2009, Sandrine Kiberlain crossed paths with Stéphane Brizé and shot "Mademoiselle Chambon". In 2011, she worked with Maïwenn in "Polisse". In 2013, she was directed by Albert Dupontel in "9-Month Stretch" and won the César for Best Actress for this role. Subsequently, she played in "Number One Fan" by Jeanne Herry and again in 2019 for "In Safe Hands", in "Being 17" by André Téchiné and in "The Sweet Escape" by Bruno Podalydès, whom she worked with again this year in "French Tech". In 2016, Sandrine Kiberlain moved on to directing with a first short film, "Smile", presented in Cannes with a special screening at Critics' Week. She returned as a director in 2021 as she was selected to present her first feature film "A Radiant Girl" at the 60th edition of the Critics' Week. Sandrine Kiberlain will soon star in "Hear Me Out" by Pascal Elbé, in Stéphane Brizé's next film, "Another World", presented in official competition at the 78th Venice Biennale, and in Emmanuel Mouret's "Chronique d’une liaison passagère".

2021 - A RADIANT GIRL - Sandrine Kiberlain - Director, screenwriter
2016 - SMILE (CM) - Sandrine Kiberlain - Director, screenwriter