Born in 1928 in Epinal, Marceline Loridan - Ivens is arrested with his father in Bollène (Vaucluse ) in early 1944 and deported to the concentration camp at Birkenau . She returned to France in July 1945. In 1959, she is the leading actress of the film of the Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin’s film Chronique d’un été. She co-directed with Jean -Pierre Sergent, Algérie année zéro (1962). Marceline Loridan meets Joris Ivens in 1963 and until 1989, co-directed with him several documentaries including , Le 17e parallèle (1968) on the Vietnam War , and a series of twelve films on China Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes (1971 to 1976) . In 1985, she wrote Une histoire de vent, with the collaboration of Elizabeth D. Prasetyo and will make the film with Joris Ivens. It will be the event of the Venice Film Festival in 1988. Joris Ivens died in 1989, and Marceline Loridan Ivens created the Joris Ivens foundation in Holland and the Joris Ivens Friend’s association in France. In 2003, she produced La petite prairie aux bouleaux, his first feature - length fiction film and the first film shot in Birkenau. In 2008 she published Ma vie balagan, an autobiographical novel. In 2014 she wrote Le mot manquant.
Films presented at Cannes