FOCUS ON A FILMMAKER: CLAIRE BURGER
Thursday, September 26
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm – FREE – Screening of Party Girl – Renoir Theatre
Party Girl is Presented in association with: Distrib Films U.S. & Pyramide International
3:00pm to 3:50 pm – FREE – Conversation with writer-director Claire Burger moderated by Peter Debruge – Truffaut Theatre
Presented in association with: Variety
5:00 pm to 6:45 pm – Screening of Real Love – Renoir Theatre
Followed by a discussion with writer-director Claire Burger
Presented in Association with: Indie Sales
After graduating from La Fémis film school as an editing major, writer-director-editor Claire Burger made her first short film, Forbach (2008), which she co-wrote and co-directed with Marie Amachoukeli and which won the Cinéfondation second prize at Cannes and the Grand Prize at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
In 2009, she and Amachoukeli co-wrote and co-directed another short, It’s Free for Girls, which premiered as an official selection in the International Critics’ Week section at Cannes, then received a César Award for Best Short Film.
In 2014, Burger, Amachoukeli and Samuel Theis co-wrote and co-directed their first feature, Party Girl, which Burger also co-edited. That film garnered both the Un Certain Regard Prix d’Ensemble and the Caméra d’Or at Cannes.
Burger’s first solo feature, Real Love snagged the Venice Days Award in Venice and three prizes at Les Arcs Festival of independent film — the Crystal Arrow, the Press Award, and the Best Actor prize, which went to the magnificent Bouli Lanners.