Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, bright, bohemian and fun


Italian actress and director based in France, she is one of the emerging icons of the late 20th and early 21st century.

Italian actress and director based in France, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is one of the emerging icons of the late 20th century and early 21st century, a bright, bohemian and very funny woman.

Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin on November 16, 1964. She is the stepsister of the model who was the first lady of France, Carla Bruni. They were born to a wealthy family from Turin, who had to move to Paris (when Valeria was nine years old) because of the dire situation in Italy in the 1970s, as a result of the terrorist wave of the Red Brigades when her family received death threats.

Valeria studied theater in Nanterre at the Ecole des Amandiers, where the filmmaker taught Patrice Chéreau, who made her film debut in 1987 in his film ‘Hotel de France’, to appear two years later in ‘A story of boys and girls’, from the Italian Pupi Avati. Since then, he has participated in numerous productions, both in Italy and France. In 1991 he appeared with Paco Rabal and Ángela Molina in Swiss director Alain Tanner’s ‘The man who lost his shadow’, a Swiss-Spanish co-production shot in Levantine countries.

In 1993, she starred in the film ‘Les Gens normaux n’ont rien d’exceptionnel’ by Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, which was a great success with the French public, winning the César Award for Best New Actress and the Best Female Performance at the Locarno Film Festival.

Until the end of the century, she was an increasingly important actress, thanks to films such as Patrice Chéreau’s ‘Queen Margot’; ‘The Second Time’, alongside Nanni Moretti for which he won the David di Donatello Prize; repeating the same award in 1998 for ‘La parola amore esiste’, both directed by Mimmo Calopresti. ‘My Husband’, by Bertrand Blier; ‘Nenette and Boni’, by Clarie Denis; ‘Whoever loves me will take the train’, by Patrice Chéreau; ‘La Balia’, by Marco Bellocchio, or ‘In the Heart of Lies’, by Claude Chabrol.

In 2003 she made her directorial debut, without giving up her work as an actress, with ‘It’s easy for a camel’, in which she also stars with Chiara Mastroianni. A year later, Francois Ozon asked her to star in “Five times two,” a director with whom she repeated in 2004 in “The time that rests.” And he takes a giant international leap by placing himself under the direction of Steven Spielberg in ‘Munich’ in 2005 and Ridley Scott in 2006 with ‘A Good Year’.

In 2007 she returned behind the camera with ‘Actresses’, a semi-autobiographical film that follows the fortunes of a 40-year-old actress, single and childless, who begins rehearsal for the play ‘A month in the field’, which Bruni-Tedeschi starred in the year 2000, which won first prize in the ‘Uncertain Presence’ section of the Cannes Film Festival. In 2013 she directs again with ‘A castle in Italy’ and that same year Paolo Virzi makes her the main character of ‘The human capital’. The director would call her again to star in ‘Locas de alegría’ (2016) which became a huge success around the world, winning among us the Silver Spike for Best Actress at the Valladolid Seminci.

Her latest works are ‘The summer house’ (2018) also as director, ‘Only the beasts’ (2019), by Dominik Moll, ‘Summer of 85’ (2000) by François Ozon, ‘A state scandal’ ( 2021), by Thierry de Peretti, or ‘The Line’ (2022), by Ursula Meier. The actress has been a partner of actor Louis Garrel (“Dreamers”), who is 19 years her senior. They were together for almost ten years until they broke up in 2012, with whom they have a daughter, Oumy Bruni Garrel, who has had small roles in some films.

Source: La Verdad


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