Elsa Zylberstein

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Elsa Zylberstein
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Portrait of Elsa Zylberstein by Sylvie Lancrenon
Born
Elsa Florence Zylbersztejn

(1968-10-16) 16 October 1968 (age 52)
Paris, France
Other namesElsa Steiner
OccupationActress
Years active1989–present
Website www.elsa-zylberstein.com

Elsa Zylberstein (born Elsa Florence Zylbersztejn, 16 October 1968) [1] is a French film, TV, and stage actress. After studying drama, Zylberstein began her film career in 1989, and has appeared in more than 60 films. She won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for I've Loved You So Long (2008).

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Early life

Zylberstein was born Elsa Florence Zylbersztejn in Paris to an Ashkenazi Jewish Polish father, Albert Zylbersztejn (born 1938), and a French Catholic mother, Liliane Chenard (born 1940). Her father is a physicist and her mother was a beautician for Dior. [2] She has a brother, Benjamin (born c. 1970). Zylberstein felt both Jewish and Christian; now she is "attracted to Buddhist rites". [3] She has practised classical dance since her childhood. After a Baccalauréat A3, she began university and studied English, but she was strongly attracted to artistic pursuits. She studied acting under Francis Huster at the Cours Florent. [4] [5]

Career

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Elsa Zylberstein in 2009, at the 34th César Awards

In 1991, Elsa Zylberstein appeared in Van Gogh directed by Maurice Pialat. In 1992, she won the Michel Simon Prize and the first of her three nominations for the César Award for Most Promising Actress. In 1993, she played a student in Beau fixe , and won the Prix Romy Schneider.

She inspired young directors such as Pascale Bailly, Diane Bertrand and especially Martine Dugowson, who offered her the lead role alongside Romane Bohringer in Mina Tannenbaum (1994). She then appeared in Farinelli, Mr N. , and Jefferson in Paris . She played Suzanne Valadon in Lautrec, and then as Jeanne Hébuterne in Modigliani . Zylberstein played a Yiddish singer who falls in love with a gay clarinetist in Man Is a Woman , with Antoine de Caunes. She also gained roles in Time Regained , Love Torn in a Dream , and That Day .

In 2006 she played Mathilde, an Orthodox Jewish woman faced with marriage problems in Little Jerusalem . She also appeared in J'invente rien, based on a novel by Christine Angot. In 2008, she was in two films presented at the Berlin Festival: I've Loved You So Long , with Kristin Scott Thomas, and La Fabrique des sentiments.

Personal life

Zylberstein dated Antoine de Caunes between 1997 and 2005. She then dated Nicolas Bedos from 2005 to 2008. [6] Later she dated Georges-Marc Benamou, advisor to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, although she is a staunch supporter of the Socialist Party.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1989BaptêmeGabrielle René Féret
1990ChillersIsabelle Maurice Dugowson TV Series (1 Episode)
1991Génial, mes parents divorcent !Thomas's Sister Patrick Braoudé
Van Gogh Cathy Maurice Pialat Acteurs à l'Écran - Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
La neige et le feu Claude Pinoteau
AliséeAliséeAndré Blanchard
1992AmoureuseThe Farsighted Jacques Doillon
Beau fixe Frederique Christian Vincent Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
Princesse AlexandraSister ErmenegildeDenis AmarTV Movie
La grande collectionMercedesGérard VergezTV Series (1 Episode)
1993De force avec d'autresDoSimon Reggiani
La place d'un autreFlorence René Féret (2)
Comment font les gensYvettePascale BaillyShort
L'orange amèreFannyOlivier SadockShort
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles The Telephone Girl Simon Wincer & Carl Schultz TV Series (1 Episode)
1994 Mina Tannenbaum Ethel BeneguiMartine DugowsonNominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
Farinelli Alexandra Gérard Corbiau
1995 Jefferson in Paris Adrienne de La Fayette James Ivory
1996 A Saturday on Earth Claire Diane Bertrand
Portraits chinoisEmmaMartine Dugowson (2)
1997Tenue correcte exigéeLucie Philippe Lioret
Metroland Annick Philip Saville
XXL Arlette Stern Ariel Zeitoun
1998 Man Is a Woman Rosalie BaumannJean-Jacques Zilbermann Cabourg Film Festival - Best Actress
Lautrec Suzanne Valadon Roger Planchon
1999Je veux toutEvaGuila Braoudé
Time Regained Rachel Raúl Ruiz
Bonne NuitSusanTV Movie
2000Là-bas... mon paysPierre Nivel's Wife Alexandre Arcady
Love Torn in a Dream Lucrezia / Jessica / Sultane Raúl Ruiz (2)
2001Les fantômes de LoubaLoubaMartine Dugowson (3)
Un angeLéa PastoreMiguel Courtois
Not Afraid, Not AfraidAnnette Carducci
2002FéroceZébulon Gilles de Maistre
Jean MoulinAntoinette Yves Boisset TV Movie
2003 Monsieur N. Albine de Montholon Antoine de Caunes
That Day Livia Raúl Ruiz (3)
Three Blind Mice NathalieMathias Ledoux
Qui perd gagne !Angèle BersteinLaurent Bénégui
2004 Tomorrow We Move Michèle Chantal Akerman
Pourquoi (pas) le BrésilChristine Angot Laetitia Masson
Modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne Mick Davis
2005 Little Jerusalem MathildeKarin AlbouNominated - Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
La cloche a sonnéLéaBruno Herbulot
Journées froides qui menacent les plantesVirginie Chanu
2006J'invente rienMathilde MahutMichel Leclerc
Le concile de pierreClarisse Guillaume Nicloux
Petits meurtres en familleÉdithEdwin BailyTV Mini-Series
2007Unknown ThingsThe Young WomanBruno Coppola
Childhoods Ingmar Bergman's Mother Safy Nebbou
2008La fabrique des sentimentsÉloïseJean-Marc Moutout
I've Loved You So Long Léa Philippe Claudel César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Chlotrudis Awards - Best Supporting Actress
Nuit de chien Maria de Souza Werner Schroeter
Nucingen House Anne-Marie Raúl Ruiz (4)
2009La folle histoire d'amour de Simon EskenazyRosalieJean-Jacques Zilbermann (2)
La double inconstanceFlaminiaCarole GiacobbiTV Movie
Myster Mocky présenteVarious Jean-Pierre Mocky TV Series (1 Episode)
Vénus & ApollonAngiePascal LahmaniTV Series (8 Episodes)
2010 Roses à crédit The Pharmacist Amos Gitai
2011Un baiser papillonMarieKarine Silla
JC comme Jésus ChristHerself Jonathan Zaccaï
Les tribulations d'une caissièreMariePierre Rambaldi
2012Plan de tableCatherineChristelle RaynalAlpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival - Best Acting
Lines of Wellington Sister Irmã Cordélia Valeria Sarmiento Nominated - CinEuphoria Awards - Best Ensemble
2013À votre bon coeur mesdamesSister Blandine Jean-Pierre Mocky (2)
2014 Gemma Bovery Wizzy Anne Fontaine
2015The Price of DesireRomaine Brooks Mary McGuckian
Un plus une Anna Hamon Claude Lelouch Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
AmazonAmazon PriestessJeno Udvardi
2016The Stalking MoonVeronique FournierAntonio Galloro
2017 Un sac de billes Anna Christian Duguay
Chacun sa vie et son intime conviction Claude Lelouch
À bras ouvertsDaphné FougerolePhilippe de Chauveron
2018 Bel Canto Paul Weitz
2020 Waiting for Anya Jo's mother

Theatre

Elsa Zylberstein in March 2013 Elsa Zylberstein printemps du cinema 2013 2.jpg
Elsa Zylberstein in March 2013
YearTitleAuthorDirectorNotes
1990Joko's Anniversary Roland Topor Jean-Louis JacopinPetit Odéon
1991 Eurydice Jean Anouilh Georges Wilson Théâtre de l'Œuvre
1993 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw Bernard Murat Théâtre Hébertot
1997–98 Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello Jorge Lavelli Théâtre de l'Eldorado
2000Le Malin Plaisir David Hare Jacques Lassalle Théâtre de l'Atelier
2003 Proof David Auburn Bernard Murat (2) Théâtre des Mathurins
2005Laissez-moiMarcelle Sauvageot Laetitia Masson Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
2007Gamines Sylvie Testud Sylvie Testud Théâtre national de Nice
2009Le Démon de Hannah Antoine Rault Michel Fagadau Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
2011Le Temps qui passeKarine Silla-Pérez Vincent Pérez Théâtre des Mathurins
2012Les Derniers Jours de Stefan Zweig Laurent Seksik Gérard Gélas Théâtre Antoine-Simone Berriau
2014Vita and Virginia Eileen Atkins Jean-Marie Besset Festival NAVA
SplendourGéraldine MailletCatherine Schaub Théâtre de Paris
Globes de Cristal Award - Best Actress

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References

  1. "ZYLBERSTEIN Elsa". Les Gens du Cinéma. 13 March 2009.
  2. https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/zylberstein-elsa
  3. "The original blonde of Elsa Zylberstein". Interview by Paris Match . Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2008. P.M. Do you speak Hebrew? E.Z. Not at all. For the film, I had to learn everything. A religious girl guided me for the texts, rituals, songs and traditions, such as the mikveh, the ritual bath of purification. My name is very strong, but I am not practicing. Raised between a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, they took me to the synagogue once a year. So I felt Jewish, and at the same time, I made a crèche for Christmas. My father was tearing his hair out. Since then, I stopped, and today I am attracted to Buddhist rites
  4. "Elsa Zylberstein". Evene.fr. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  5. "Google Translate". translate.google.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  6. Emma De Caunes remplacée 28 September 2011.