Director, Script Writer, Actor, Producer FRANCE

Ladj LY

Ladj LY

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Biography

Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer Ladj Ly marked cinema with his short film Les Misérables and his documentary À voix haute: La Force de la parole that earned him numerous festival selections, and César award nominations for Best Short Film and Best Documentary in 2018. The following year, he adapted his short film Les Misérables into a feature film, which was selected in Competition at the 2019 Festival de Cannes and won the Jury Prize. A real box-office success, it won the César Award for Best Film, as well as César du Public in 2020. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Ladj Ly is currently working on the script of his second feature and will be back as a screenwriter for Athena, Romain Gavras’ next film for which he also acts as co-producer and as co-writer and co-producer for Kim Chapiron’s Le Jeune Imam. Ly is also the founder of the film school Kourtrajmé (Montfermeil, Marseille, Dakar, Madrid).

Films presented at Cannes

LES MISÉRABLES 2019 In Competition - Feature Films Script / Dialogue , Director

Awards

LES MISÉRABLES
LES MISÉRABLES 2019 Jury Prize ((tied)) Script / Dialogue , Director
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2022
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Directors

Alain RESNAIS

Alain RESNAIS

Script Writer, Director
Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Director, Script Writer, Actor
Jacques AUDIARD

Jacques AUDIARD

Director, Script Writer
Peter BOGDANOVICH

Peter BOGDANOVICH

Script Writer, Director, Actor
Patricio GUZMÁN

Patricio GUZMÁN

Script Writer, Director
Pascal-Alex VINCENT

Pascal-Alex VINCENT

Script Writer, Director
Spike LEE

Spike LEE

Director
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