Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel is a French director, screenwriter, and producer. She is known for her work on the award-winning films “Thelma” and “The Long Goodbye”.
Born in 1965 in Paris, Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel began her career as a production assistant and assistant director in film and television in France. She then moved on to directing and producing her own films. Her first feature film, “Thelma”, was released in 1998 and earned her a nomination for the César Award for Best Director. The film was also nominated for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2002, Wisshaupt-Claudel wrote and directed “The Long Goodbye”, a film about the strained relationship between a father and his adult daughter who is trying to make sense of her life. The film was well-received by critics and won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix at the Havana International Film Festival.
Since then, Wisshaupt-Claudel has gone on to direct several other films, including “The Imposter” (2005) and “The House I Live In” (2006). She has also worked as a producer on several films, including “Paris, I Love You” (2007) and “The Red Shoes” (2008).
In addition to her work in film, Wisshaupt-Claudel is also an active advocate for women’s rights. She has served as a board member for the Association of French Women in Film and Television (AFTFT), an organization dedicated to promoting gender equality in the industry. She also served on the board of directors of the French Film Directors Guild (FFDG).
Through her work as a director, screenwriter, and producer, Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel has established herself as a major force in French cinema. Her films are both critically acclaimed and beloved by audiences around the world. Her commitment to gender equality has also made her a powerful figure in the industry, and she continues to make an impact through her work and advocacy.