Dagur Kari was born in Aix-en-Provence to Icelandic parents and grew up in Iceland from the age of three. Upon discovering the works of Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismaki and François Truffaut, Dagur gravitated towards filmmaking. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1999 with the award winning short Lost Weekend.
Noi the Albino is Dagur´s feature debut (2003). It swept over 20 awards at festivals around the world and had successful theatrical realeases in over 30 territories. His second film Dark Horse was selected in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes Film Festival in 2005. His next film, The Good Heart, was shot in New York and it was released in 2009.
Dagur´s latest feature Virgin Mountain was in the official selection at the Berlinale in 2015. It won three major prizes at Tribeca Film Festival (Best film, Best script, Best actor) and went on to win a dozen more awards at festivals around the world.
Rebecca co-wrote Ida (European Film Award for Best Film and Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film 2015) with the film’s director Pawel Pawlikowski. She co-wrote Disobedience with director Sebastian Lelio and co-wrote Colette with Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer. Both films are out later this year. Rebecca co-wrote The Disciple, a film that will be shot in Slovakia this summer, with its director Ivan Ostrochovsky and Marek Lescak.
She is developing a 6-hour television drama with Steve McQueen and several films including The Sea Change, to be directed by Kristin Scott-Thomas.
Her plays include The Night Season which opened at the National Theatre. Her Naked Skin was the first play written by a woman to be staged at the Olivier Theatre.
Casting director for over 60 features (from Godard to Woody Allen), Stéphane is also a screenwriter for TV and cinema. With his brother, novelist David Foenkinos, he directed a short, Foot Story, and then Delicacy (2011), a first feature film starring Audrey Tautou. It was nominated for two César Awards and released in 35 countries. A second feature, Jealous, came in 2017. Starring Karin Viard, it too was nominated for Best Actress at the César Awards.
On his own, he regularly works for the theater and has directed other shorts, documentaries and music videos, mostly in Québec. Jealous, his second feature, is screened at TIFF 2018!
Vlad most recently wrapped in the leading role of Victor Ganz on Hier, a new film by Hungarian director Balint Keneyres. He featured in three films in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival: Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, Graduation (Cristian Mungiu), and Bogdan Mirică’s Dogs. He recently played Piotr, Jim Carrey’s boss in the film True Crimes.
He was Franco The Elder in Snowpiercer and Grossmeier in Sergei Loznitsa’s Into the Fog. He also played the role of Dinu Laurenţiu in Child’s Pose, which won the Golden Bear at Berlin in February 2013.
Winner of the LA Critics Award for his brilliant portrayal of abortionist Mr. Bebe in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Vlad Ivanov’s versatility has established him as one of Europe’s great actors. He also has a long career in Romanian theater. He speaks English, French, Russian and Italian.
Born in Budapest, Ágnes received her diploma from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts. She majored in Polish language and literature, Aesthetics, and Film-theory. In 2005 she graduated as a film director from the Hungarian Academy of Theatre and Film Art, Budapest.
Her short film The Virus won the third prize of the Cinéfondation at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, and Fresh Air, her first feature film was presented at the International Critics' Week section of the same edition of the Cannes festival.
Adrienn Pál, her second feature film premiered at Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard and was awarded by the FIPRESCI Jury in May 2010. She has recently wrapped the production of her third feature, Eden.