Emmanuelle Antille is a Swiss-born director and screenwriter who has created a number of acclaimed films and television shows in her native country and abroad. She was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1978 and attended the University of Lausanne, where she studied film and television.
After graduating from the university, she went on to direct a number of short films, including the award-winning film “L’Eau Froide” (Cold Water). This film was awarded the Swiss National Prize for Best Short Film and was screened at numerous international film festivals.
In 2007, Antille directed her first feature film, “Le Silence des étoiles”, which was a critical and commercial success in her native Switzerland. The film was also selected for the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Cinefondation Prize. She followed this success with her second feature, “La Tourneuse de Pages” (The Page Turner), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
In 2010, Antille directed her third feature film, “La Petite Chambre” (The Little Room), which was a critical success and was nominated for the Swiss National Prize for Best Film. She also directed the television series “Les Hommes du Feu” (The Men of Fire), which was a ratings success in Switzerland.
In 2013, Antille directed her fourth feature film, “La Fille du 14 Juillet” (The Girl of July 14th), which was well-received by critics and was nominated for the Swiss National Prize for Best Film. She followed this success with her fifth feature, “Les Revenants” (The Returned), which was a commercial and critical success, winning the Swiss National Prize for Best Film in 2014.
Antille’s latest film, “L’Odyssée” (The Odyssey), was released in 2018 and was a critical and commercial success. The film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and won the prestigious César Award for Best Film.
Antille has become one of the most acclaimed directors in Switzerland and has won numerous awards for her work. She is known for her ability to tell powerful stories that are both emotionally resonant and visually stunning. Her films have been praised for their strong female characters and for their exploration of complex themes such as identity, family, and love