‘Close-up: Fanny Ardant’

28 + 29

During the month of June, Fanny Ardant will be the guest of honour at Bozar and CINEMATEK. The screening at Bozar is part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the BRIFF/Brussels International Film Festival.

Ardant needs no introduction. An iconic figure in French cinema who first came to prominence with her radiant performance in François Truffaut's La Femme d'à côté (The Woman Next Door) (1981), she is one of the few actresses to have been awarded two Césars, for Pédale douce (Soft Pedal) by Gabriel Aghion (1997, Best Actress) and La Belle Époque by Nicolas Bedos (2020, Best Supporting Actress). She has worked with the greatest French and international  directors: Volker Schlöndorff (Un amour de Swann (Swann in Love) 1984), Ettore Scola (La Famille (The Family), 1986, Le Dîner (The Dinner), 1998),   Michelangelo Antonioni (Par-delà les nuages (Beyond the Clouds), 1995),   Agnès Varda (Les Cent et Une Nuits (One Hundred and One Nights), 1995), Franco Zeffirelli (Callas Forever, 2002), François Ozon (Huit femmes (8 Women), 2002), Paolo Sorrentino (Il divo, 2007, La grande bellezza, 2013) and Diane Kurys (My Mother is Crazy, 2018), to name a few. More recently, she also went behind the camera for Cendres et Sang (Ashes and Blood) (2009) and Le divan de Staline (Stalin's Couch) (2016), among others.

Bozar and CINEMATEK invite you to rediscover the first lady of French cinema in two exceptional interviews, one about her career, the other focused on her collaboration with Belgian directors André Delvaux (Benvenuta, 1983) and Jean-Jacques Andrien (Australia 1989). You will also be able to (re)watch a selection of the best films in which she is involved, either as an actress or a director. 




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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • Original version: French