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A powerful onscreen presence in such acclaimed films as Alain Resnais's philosophical drama "Mon oncle d'Amérique," French actress and auteur Nicole Garcia proved equally adept behind the camera as a writer and director of her own art-house hits. Born in Algeria, Garcia made her film debut in the little-seen 1967 French comedy "Des garcons et des filles." Following well-received supporting performances on Gallic TV and in films, from Jacques Rivette's heady fantasy "Duelle (une quarantaine)" to the winsome comedy "Le cavaleur," Garcia won raves for her portrayal of a self-abnegating mistress in 1980's Cannes Award-winning "Mon oncle d'Amérique." Garcia continued to deliver standout work onscreen throughout the '80s, then also turned her hand to writing and directing with the 1990 feature drama "Un week-end sur deux." The film earned a pair of César Award nominations, and effectively launched Garcia's second career as an assured screenwriter and director of elegant, multi-layered dramas like "Le fils préféré" and bourgeoisie-skewering thrillers like "Place Vendôme," starring Catherine Deneuve. A distinguished artist on either side of the camera, Garcia earned her fifth César acting nomination for her...

A powerful onscreen presence in such acclaimed films as Alain Resnais's philosophical drama "Mon oncle d'Amérique," French actress and auteur Nicole Garcia proved equally adept behind the camera as a writer and director of her own art-house hits. Born in Algeria, Garcia made her film debut in the little-seen 1967 French comedy "Des garcons et des filles." Following well-received supporting performances on Gallic TV and in films, from Jacques Rivette's heady fantasy "Duelle (une quarantaine)" to the winsome comedy "Le cavaleur," Garcia won raves for her portrayal of a self-abnegating mistress in 1980's Cannes Award-winning "Mon oncle d'Amérique." Garcia continued to deliver standout work onscreen throughout the '80s, then also turned her hand to writing and directing with the 1990 feature drama "Un week-end sur deux." The film earned a pair of César Award nominations, and effectively launched Garcia's second career as an assured screenwriter and director of elegant, multi-layered dramas like "Le fils préféré" and bourgeoisie-skewering thrillers like "Place Vendôme," starring Catherine Deneuve. A distinguished artist on either side of the camera, Garcia earned her fifth César acting nomination for her searing performance as a desperate mother in "Alias Betty" and saw her sixth feature as writer-director, the 2010 romantic thriller "A View of Love," connect with audiences as her biggest commercial success to date.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Place Vendôme (1998) Director
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  Favorite Son, The (1994) Director
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  Every Other Weekend (1990) Director
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  Quinze Aout (1986) Director

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 Bancs publics (2011)
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 Plein sud (2010)
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 God's Offices (2008)
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 Selon Charlie (2006)
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 Le Petite Lili (2004) Cast
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 Drift (2001)
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 Alias Betty (2001) Margot Fisher
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 Kennedy et moi (2000) Anna Polaris
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