FEATURE FILM JURY
Roschdy Zem - President of the jury of the 14th edition of the Arcs Film Festival
Roschdy Zem made his debut in 1991 in André Téchiné's I Don’t Kiss. Four years later, he played a leading role in Don't Forget You're Going to Die by Xavier Beauvois (winner of the Jury Prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival).
Since then, he has starred in many acclaimed films including Gérard Lauzier's The Best Job in the World, Laetitia Masson's To Have (Or Not), and Patrice Chéreau's Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train. His choice of roles ranges from auteur films to popular comedies, psychological dramas and thrillers.
In 2006, he was among the recipients of a special ensemble Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his work in Days of Glory, by Rachid Bouchareb.
The same year, he made his directorial debut with Bad Faith, in which he co-starred with Cécile de France. His sophomore film, 2011’s Omar Killed Me, was inspired by the Omar Raddad case. It was followed by Bodybuilder in 2014 and Chocolat in 2016.
In Persona non grata (2019), his fifth film as Director, he brought together beloved French actors Nicolas Duvauchelle and Raphaël Personnaz.
In parallel, Roschdy Zem continued to pursue his career as an actor. He has collaborated — among others — with Rebecca Zlotowski in the miniseries Savages, Sylvie Verheyde in Madame Claude, Pierre Jolivet (six times!), Xavier Beauvois, and Rachid Bouchareb. He was awarded the César for Best Actor for his role in Arnaud Desplechin’s Oh Mercy!, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
2022: a very prolific year! His feature film, Our Ties, received four nominations at the Venice Film Festival. Rebecca Zlotowski's Other People’s Children, in which he stars alongside Virginie Efira, was also presented at the Biennale. He has also starred in Thierry de Peretti's Undercover, Louis Garrel's The Innocent and in the Netflix series Notre-Dame. His latest role is in the upcoming Le Principal by Chad Chenouga, with Marina Hands.
After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique, Jeanne Balibar entered the Comédie-Française and then acted under the direction of Stanislas Nordey in Par les villages at the Avignon Festival, Frank Castorf in La cousine Bette by Balzac or Die Kabale der Scheinheiligen after Mikhail Bulgakov at the Volksbühne in Berlin.
In the cinema, she has acted in nearly forty films, directed by Mathieu Amalric (Mange ta soupe, Le Stade de Wimbledon), Olivier Assayas (Trois ponts sur la rivière, Clean), Laurence Ferreira Barbosa (J'ai horreur de l'amour), Maïwenn (Le Bal des actrices), Arnaud Desplechin, Christophe Honoré, Benoît Jacquot, Diane Kurys, Bruno Podalydès, Jacques Rivette or Raul Ruiz. In 2018, she received the César for Best Actress for her interpretation of the title role in the film Barbara by Mathieu Amalric.
Jeanne Balibar has recorded two albums: Paramour (Dernière bande, 2003) and Slalom Dame (Naïve, 2006).
Florencia Di Concilio
Acclaimed by the international press, Florencia Di Concilio is one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the new generation of music composers. She composed the original music for Les Années Super 8, by David and Annie Ernaux and Les Cinq Diables, by Léa Mysius, both selected for the Directors' Fortnight. She also signed the original music of No Hay Camino by Heddy Honigmann, Maestro(s) by Bruno Chiche, De Grandes Espérances by Sylvain Desclous and is currently working on the original score of Toutes pour Une by Houda Benyamina, and Madame de Sévigné by Isabelle Brocard.
She also signed the original music for Dark Blood, a posthumous film by River Phoenix, Ava by Léa Mysius, Just Kids by Christophe Blanc and Calamity: une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary, by Rémi Chayé, for which she won the prize for the best music at the Bucheon Festival in South Korea, as well as the very first Michel Legrand Prize.
A screenwriter, Fanny Herrero has collaborated on the writing of numerous series - Les Bleus, Odysseus, Fais pas ci fais pas ça, Un village français, and Kaboul Kitchen.
She is the creator of the series Call My Agent! ("Dix pour cent"), a comedy about the life of a prestigious Parisian art agency, which she directed from 2012 to 2018. A true international success, the series was awarded Best Series and Best Screenplay in 2016 by the Association of Series Critics (ACS), a Crystal Globe for Best Series in 2018 and 2019, Best 52' Series at the 2018 La Rochelle Festival, and an International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series in 2021.
She then created and directed the series Drôle, currently on Netflix.
Italian director born in Padua, Filippo Meneghetti made his first experiences working in the independent film circuit in New York. He then directed the short films Undici (co-directed with Piero Tomaselli), L'Intruso and The Beast, selected and awarded in dozens of international festivals.
In 2019, he directed his first feature film, Two of Us, noticed in more than eighty festivals around the world and sold in more than thirty countries. Two of Us received more than twenty-five awards in France and internationally, including the César for best first film and two Lumière awards (best first film and best actresses for Martine Chevallier and Barbara Sukowa). The film was nominated at the Golden Globes as best Foreign Film and chosen by France as a candidate for the 2021 Oscars.
SHORT FILM JURY
Léa Mysuis - Présidente
Léa Mysius graduated from La Femis in 2014. She directed three short films selected and awarded in festivals: Cadavre exquis, Les Oiseaux-tonnerre and L'Ile jaune co-directed with Paul Guilhaume.
Her first feature film, Ava, was presented in numerous festivals, including La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, before being released in theaters in 2017.
Les Cinq Diables, her second feature, selected for the Directors' Fortnight, was released last September.
She is also a screenwriter and writes for other directors such as Arnaud Desplechin, André Téchiné, Stefano Savona, Claire Denis or Jacques Audiard.
Shirine Boutella grew up in Algiers before moving to France. Very active on social networks, she first became known as an influencer, totaling more than 3 million followers to date.
In 2019, she shot in Mounia Meddour's first feature film, Papicha, which won the César for best first film. She then plays in the drama Mention particulière and in season 2 of the series Validé. In 2021, she played opposite Omar Sy in the popular series Lupin and Michaël Youn in the series Fugueuse. We also find her on the big screen in Les Fantasmes by David and Stéphane Foenkinos. She lands the lead role in Christmas Flow, the Netflix miniseries, and a supporting role in Miskina, la pauvre, available on Amazon Prime.
Born in Paris in 2002, Céleste Brunnquell began acting at the age of eleven. In 2018, she was spotted during a class at the Théâtre de l'Atelier by director Sarah Suco, who chose her for the lead role in her first film, Les Eblouis (2019). Following her performance, she received the award for best actress, the Golden Salamander, awarded by the Youth Jury of the Sarlat Film Festival and was nominated for a César in 2020 in the category of best female hopeful.
She then plays in the Arte series En Thérapie, show-run by the duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. In 2021, she turns under the direction of Sebastien Marnier in L'Origine du Mal. She recently finished shooting Erwan Le Duc's new film, La fille de son père, alongside Nahuel Pérez-Biscayart, as well as Céline Rouzet's first feature film, En attendant la nuit.
A man of many hats, Jacques Kermabon is editor-in-chief of the animation film magazine Blink Blank, programmer at the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, correspondent for the Quebec magazine 24 Images and lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Former editor-in-chief of the magazine Bref, former member of the short film selection committee of the Cannes Film Festival and former short film selector at the Arcs Film Festival, Jacques Kermabon is also the author of Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1988) and Madame de... (2019), published by Yellow Now.
Finally, CinémAction n°47, " Les Théories du cinéma aujourd'hui ", 1988 ; Pathé premier empire du cinéma, Centre Pompidou, 1994 ; Parcours du cinéma en Ile-de-France, 1995 ; Une encyclopédie du court métrage français (with Jacky Evrard), 2003 ; Du praxinoscope au cellulo, un demi siècle de cinéma d'animation en France, 2007 have been published under his direction.
A graduate of the Conservatory, Sofian Khammes made his debut in Le Convoi by Frédéric Schoendoerffer, with Benoît Magimel. The same year, he turns for Karim Dridi in Chouf, presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. We find him in Le Monde est à toi by Romain Gavras, selected at the Directors' Fortnight in 2018. He chains short films and projects: Poissonsexe by Olivier Babinet, La Nuée by Just Philippot or even Un Triomphe by Emmanuel Courcol, with Kad Merad. This role earned him the Valois for best actor at the Angoulême Festival.
This year, he could be seen in Mes Frères et moi by Yohan Manca (presented at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section), Sentinelle sud by Mathieu Gérault, Enquête sur un scandale d'État by Thierry de Peretti and Novembre by Cédric Jimenez.
In 2023, he will play the lead role in the police series BRI.