Les Arcs 2012 guests

Guests of Les Arcs European Film Festival 2012 (15th-22nd december).
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Klaus Badelt
Music Department, Gladiator
Klaus Badelt has written music for over 25 major Hollywood films. He composed the acclaimed score for 2003's top-grossing movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. His composer credits include: Werner Herzog's Invincible, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Recruit, Ned Kelly, Basic, The In-Laws, Catwoman, and the upcoming, animated feature Curious George (currently in production)...
Déborah François
Actress, L'enfant
The daughter of a police officer and a social worker and the middle of three siblings, Déborah François was cast by the Dardenne brothers in L'enfant in 2005 while she was in high school. Between the ages of 10 to 16 François had taken acting classes but she did not expect to make acting her career...
Nicolas Duvauchelle
Actor, Polisse
Touted as a rebel, Duvauchelle seem to be one of the most promising young actors in France and Europe. While studying to become a pharmacy employee, he was discovered in a boxing club in Paris. After some auditions, he starred in Le petit voleur, and many other films such as Snowboarder, an action movie...
Søren Malling
Actor, Kapringen
Comedian Søren Malling was born in Denmark in 1964. He applied to Odense Teater in 1988 and finished his education in 1992. He had permanent appointment at Odense Teater until 1994. In that period he made a lots of theater plays among others "Fernando Krap" (1992) and "Mary Frankenstein" (1994). He was cast at the Danish theater "Husets Teater" in Murtle (1995) and "Anslag på hendes liv" (1998)...
Camille Japy
Actress, Taken
Aurélien Recoing
Flashback to Paris, 5 May, 1958. Aurélien Recoing, son of the puppeteer Alain Recoing, is born. He begins training to be an actor in 1974 at the Cours Florent, as well as studying at the Quartier d'Ivry. In 1977, the actor-in-training, who speaks fluent English as well as a little Russian, joins the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris...
Vincent Rottiers
Actor, Dheepan
Still little known to the public, this young actor has received two César nominations. He was born June 17, 1986 in Evry, in Essonne. He was raised by his mother after his parents separated when he was a young child. His father died when he was aged 13. As a schoolboy, he took acting classes displaying an early interest in comedy...
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Olafur Darri was born in Connecticut, USA in 1973. He has lived in Iceland for most of his life and works full time as an actor. He does a lot of theatre work as well as films and he is one of the founders of the Vesturport theatre company, which has performed around the world.
Jack Reynor
Actor, Glassland
Jack Reynor was born on the 23rd of January, 1992, in Colorado. He moved to Humphrystown, In early 2010 Jack was cast in Kirsten Sheridan's Dollhouse which debuted at Berlinale 2012. In late 2011 he played the title role in Lenny Abrahamson's highly acclaimed What Richard Did. He resides in Ireland.
Goran Paskaljevic
Director, Bure baruta
Goran Paskaljevic is one of Europe's most respected independent directors. He was born in 1947 in Belgrade (Serbia) and he studied at the well-known Prague school of cinema (FAMU). He has made 30 documentaries and 17 feature films (Cabaret Balkan, Special Treatment, Someone Else's America, How Harry Became a Tree, Midwinter Night's Dream, When Day Breaks...
Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Producer, Kinshasa Kids
Marc-Henri Wajnberg is a screenwriter, director, actor and producer. His productions are eclectic: 1200 X 8" films, 1000 X 11", 40 X 20", 365 X 50": overall he has made 3000 very short films - including the famous collection Clapman broadcast worldwide. His short film, Le Réveil (The Alarm Clock) starring Jean-Claude Dreyfus was awarded in Cannes and received 22 awards around the world...
Andrey Proshkin
Director, Orda
Jessica Woodworth
Born in 1971, Jessica Woodworth is a former TV writer-producer-director, now working for cinema with Belgian filmmaker Peter Brosens, whose acclaimed common works to-date are Khadak (2006) and Altiplano (2009) and whose love for ethnography she shares. Before this stage in her career Jessica Woodworth had worked for television in Hong Kong and Beijing...
Barnaby Southcombe
Director, I, Anna
Barnaby Southcombe studied French and History of Art at University College London where he became involved in theatre. Upon graduation he directed an adaptation of Harold Pinter's 'Betrayal' at the Studio des Champs Elysées in Paris. He then participated in the NYU S.C.E film program where he wrote...
Alex Stockman
Director, Pulsar
Lisbeth Gruwez
Lisbeth Gruwez started classical ballet at the age of 6 and in 1991 she was admitted at the 'Stedelijk Instituut voor Ballet' in Antwerp where she could combine a professional dance education with high school. Afterwards she studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. Since 1999 Lisbeth Gruwez has been working with Jan Fabre...
Gilles Porte
Cinematographer, When the Sea Rises
Sam Keeley
Actor, Burnt
Sam Keeley is an Irish actor who began his acting career in the role of "Killen" in the Irish film "The Other Side of Sleep" directed by Rebecca Daly. He was chosen for this role after attending an open casting in his home town of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland in 2010. Since then he won a role in the Bafta award winning series "Misfits" appearing in Series 2...