Zonca, Eric: French Director of The Dreamlife of Angels

Careers that Never Took Flight: Directors Known for One Film

√Črick Zonca (born September 10, 1956) is a French film director and screenwriter.

Though already in his 60s, Zonca is still best-known for his critically acclaimed, award-winning 1998 feature debut The Dreamlife of Angels.

The film, which made a splashy impression, world premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Fest, where it won the female acting kudos.

His first films were the shorts “Rives” (1992), “Eternelles” (1995), and “Seule (1997).”

Zonca’s much anticipated second feature, The Little Thief, in 1999, was a disappointment.

In 2008, Julia, based on John Cassavetes 1980 movie Gloria, starred Tilda Swinton (fresh off her Oscar Award) in the role that Gena Rowlands had memorably played in an Oscar nominated performance.

The film, which was shot in California and Mexico, was sort of a return to form, largely due to Swinton’s performance

White Soldier, a TV movie, came out in 2014.

Zonca also made a French road safety PSA dramatic short film in 2015.