Maria Bagnat is a prominent French film director and screenwriter. Born in Paris in 1974, Maria’s passion for film was ignited at an early age. She first began taking classes in film and video production at the age of 15, and went on to study at the prestigious French film school La Fémis. It was here that she honed her craft and developed a unique visual style that would characterize much of her work.
Maria’s first feature film, Les Enfants, was released in 2004 and was widely praised for its subtle storytelling and humanistic approach to the subject of family dynamics. The film was nominated for numerous awards, including the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2008, Maria wrote and directed her second feature film, La Vie en Rose. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Maria received the César for Best Original Screenplay for her work.
After La Vie en Rose, Maria continued to make a string of successful films, including La Promesse, a coming-of-age drama, and La Belle Saison, a romantic drama set in the 1970s. Her most recent film, Les Souvenirs, was released in 2017 and was met with critical acclaim.
In addition to her film work, Maria has also directed several TV shows, including the crime drama series Les Témoins, and the sitcom La Petite Famille. She has also written and directed several short films, including the highly acclaimed L’amour et le Vol.
Outside of her work, Maria is an advocate for women’s rights and gender equality in the film industry. She is also an ambassador for the charity Women in Film and TV, and has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement.
Maria is a highly sought-after filmmaker, and her work has been praised for its attention to detail and its powerful storytelling. Her films have been nominated for numerous awards, and she is widely considered to be one of the most important French film directors of her generation.