French director, born in 1960 in Paris.
After directing her first short film, Pascale Ferran attended the IDHEC in 1980 where she met Arnaud Desplechin and Pierre Trividic, with whom she would later regularly collaborate. She then alternated between an activity as an assistant and scriptwriter, while directing a number of short films, including the renowned Le Baiser in 1990. Her first feature, Coming to Terms with the Dead, obtained the Caméra d’Or in Cannes in 1994. The Age of Possibilities followed, written for the apprentice actors at the Ecole du Théâtre National de Strasbourg. In 1999, she directed the dubbing of the French version of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Her adaptation of Lady Chatterley, based on D.H. Lawrence’s novel, garnered numerous awards including the Prix Louis Delluc and five Césars in 2007. Her latest film, Bird People, was presented in Cannes in 2014 in the Un Certain Regard section.
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