Interview with Ludivine Sagnier
Independent Films, Women, Interviews
In this exclusive interview, Independent Film Quarterly’s Stuart Alson spoke with Ludivine Sagnier as she discussed her latest film Alan Corneau’s Crime d’amour (Love Crime). This year, Sagnier had two films premiering at Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF): Crime d’amour (Love Crime), a thriller with Kristin Scott Thomas and Lee Tamahori’s The Devil’s Double.
Since age 23, Cannes Film Festival veteran, Ludivine Sagnier, has starred in a steady stream of premieres in Cannes that includes: Swimming Pool (2003), La petite Lili (2003), Paris je t’aime (2006), La Californie(2006) and Les chansons d’amour (2007). Also in 2003, she was introduced to America with the psychological thriller and mystery film Swimming Pool, which was one of the largest grossing foreign movies in the United States in 2003. In 2002, Sagnier won the Chopard Trophy award for Female Revelation at the Cannes Film Festival. During that same year, she won and shared the Best Actress Award at the European Film Awards with the ensemble cast of 8 Women: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Isabelle Huppert, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, and Firmine Richard. In addition, Sagnier was nominated for three Césars: Best Supporting Actress (Un secret, 2008), Best Supporting Actress (Swimming Pool, 2003) and Most Promising Actor (8 Women, 2002).
Throughout Sagnier’s career, she has worked alongside French icons such as Charlotte Rampling, Vincent Cassel, Benoît Magimel, Deneuve, Béart, Ardant and Huppert and under the direction of auteurs Claude Miller,François Ozon, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Fieschi and Christophe Honoré, to name a few.
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 7 min
Country: United States