Garcia, Nicole: French Actress-Turned Director (Women Make Film)

Gallic Nicole Garcia (April 22, 1946), the gifted actress, director and screenwriter, showed her film Charlie Says at the 2006 Cannes Film Fest.

Her film Going Away was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto Film Fest.

She was the President of the Jury for the Caméra d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Fest.

Her eldest son, Frédéric Bélier-Garcia, is a theatre director and writer. From her relationship with Jean Rochefort, she has a second son, the actor Pierre Rochefort.

As an actress, she has appeared in over 60 films.

After making a short in 1986, she switched to features, making her debut in 1990 with “Every Other Weekend,” which was nominated for the César Award (French Oscar) for Best First Feature Film.

Since then, she has helmed The Favorite Son (1994), Cesar Award nominee for Best Film and Best Director.

So did her 1998 “Place Vendôme,” one of her most popular pictures.

The Adversary was showed in the 2002 Cannes Film Fest, and so was “Charlie Says” in 2006.

She followed with “A View of Love” in 2010; “Going Away” in 2016; and “From the Land of the Moon” in 2016.

Her latest feature, Lovers, a romantic film noir, premieres at the 2o20 Venice Film Fest.