French Film Director - Writer - Film Teacher working in USA / France Fiction and Documentary
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Born in the countryside in France (Seine-et-Marne region), she grew intermittently between Paris and an island in Brittany. Her parents are actors, theater directors and writer.
Productions (selection)
After the experience of many short student films, she signed her first film produced at the age of twenty-two years old, "The Renaissance or the intermediate life " (Paramonti Productions, Cinécinéma productions, Forum des Images, 2009, 26 '), in winning a tender of Cinécinéma television channels on the theme "Paris, cinema and a place". In her film, she invites some directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Claude Chabrol and Michel Deville, to speak staged in a Parisian brasserie that they have chosen as the backdrop for their film.
In the United States, she directs five documentaries and a short fiction film, including "A New Chinese Woman" (28 '), which deals with the education and emancipation of Chinese women at the beginning of the 20th century who go through learning Mandarin and English languages. The final version of the film will be completed in China in 2013. For this film, it includes the support of the Yale University archives which lends images to her.
In 2014, Smith College in Paris and the Ministry of Women's Rights in France gave her carte blanche to design a website for the event "March 8 is all year." The bilingual site Quoi le féminisme ? / What's up with feminism brings hundreds of interviews she has conducted over several months of women and men of all ages and backgrounds who give their own definition of the word "feminism".
In 2018, the theatrical release of her documentary " Entre les barreaux les mots / The words between bars " (56 ') deals with detainees from Fleury-Mérogis, the largest prison in Europe, who discover literature and poetry. The film wins the Best Doc Award at the Mediterranean Film Festival and gets several other festival selections. The American platform Docademia distributes the film on the North American territory in universities and cultural places.
In 2019, her short film "The Seagulls Season", produced by Matsylie Productions, is selected by European Short Pitch of NISI MASA, an European Writing Residence in Sofia, Bulgaria and Brest, France. The screenplay also received the Best Screenplay Award at the Women In Film France Women's Writers' Lab 2016.
In 2020, for the "Connaissances du monde" TV programs, she is going to film in Chile a collection of 4 documentaries : 3x52' and 1x75' which explores the cultural diversity of the country through its history and the ethnic minorities that compose it.
Between History, archeology and legend, "Myths and Legends Rapa Nui"(52') narrates with sequences in animation and motion design the mysteries of Easter Island told by the Native.
In the ethnographic tradition, "The Tapati Festival of Easter Island"(52') focuses on following the family of the Queen of the Year, their traditional and ritual activities, which promotes and transmits the Rapa Nui culture from generation to generation.
In a more political aim, "Arica:the Carnaval con la Fuerza del sol"(52') transcribes the annual carnival that shakes the border town with Peru where the Andean peoples like the Aymaras and Afro-descendants protest by dancing for the inclusion of ethnical minorities in the New constitution of the Pinera government. Through the four corners of the territory and various Amerindian communities such as the Mapuche or the Huilliche, "Chile : land of weaving and crossbreeding" (75')traces the various traditional weaving techniques, their cosmogonic meanings and their expertise, by linking the intimacy of the characters to the history of the country.
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    LE COQ EST MORT
    Screenplay
    Over The Sky2021
    Short
    The words between bars2017
    Documentary
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Over The Sky2021
    Short
    The words between bars2017
    Documentary
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Over The Sky2021
    Short
College
SMITH COLLEGE, MA
AMERICAN STUDIES / FILM STUDIES
20112012
College
UNIVERSITÉ LA SORBONNE - PARIS 4
MASTER COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
2012
College
UNVIVERSITÉ PANTHÉON SORBONNE - PARIS 1
MASTER CINEMA (SCREENWRITTING, DIRECTION, PRODUCTION)
20082009
College
UNIVERSITÉ DENIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7
MASTER FILM STUDIES RESEARCH
20042008
Birth Date
January 19, 1986
Nickname
Pauline Pelsy-Johann
Birth City
Coulommiers
Current City
PARIS
Hometown
PARIS
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
French
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
"Nothing is written." - Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
French Film Director - Writer - Film Teacher working in USA / France Fiction and Documentary
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