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Elsa Zylberstein

Highest Rated:   88% I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Lowest Rated:   4% Modigliani (2004)
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One of the more prominent actresses to emerge from the new young French cinema, Elsa Zylberstein has appeared in a diverse array of films since making her debut in 1988. Born in Paris on October 16, 1969, Zylberstein grew up in one of the city's suburbs. She took an interest in dance at a young age, and she trained as a classical dancer for years. Her training led her to study the dramatic arts at a conservatory; after completing her studies, Zylberstein made her film debut in René Feret's Bapteme (1988). Three years later, she earned a fairly substantial role in Maurice Pialat's acclaimed Van Gogh, a historical drama about the famous painter.But it was with director Martine Dugowson's Mina Tannenbaum (1994) that Zylberstein had her first true leading role. Starring alongside Romane Bohringer as one of two Jewish girls growing up as best friends in Paris, the actress earned strong notices for her performance. She again teamed with Dugowson and Bohringer for Portraits Chinoise in 1996, gracing the ensemble romantic satire with her portrayal of an insecure, self-pitying young Parisian. The following year, Zylberstein became more recognizable to an English-speaking audience with her role in Metroland, a British drama starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson. Cast as Bale's Bohemian lover, Zylberstein imbued the film with much of its erotic heat, defining her character with both unself-conscious sex appeal and intelligence. For the most part, Zylberstein has remained most visible in French films, playing intelligent, complex women in dramas and screwball comedies alike. One of her more celebrated films of the late '90s was Raúl Ruiz's Le Temps retrouvé, a highly praised adaptation of Marcel Proust's legendary novel of the same name.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes)
  • Anna
2017
51% Gemma Bovery
  • Wizzy
2015
No Score Yet Un + une
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Plan de table
  • Catherine
2012
No Score Yet A Butterfly Kiss
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet JC comme Jésus-Christ (Play It Like Godard)
  • Elsa
2011
No Score Yet Roses à crédit
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet La folle histoire d'amour de Simon Eskenazy
  • Rosalie
2009
No Score Yet La maison Nucingen (Nucingen House)
  • Actor
2008
88% I've Loved You So Long
  • Lea
$3M 2008
No Score Yet Fabrique des sentiments, La (The Feelings Factory)
  • Eloise Hautier
2008
No Score Yet Enfances
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet J'invente rien
  • Actor
2006
63% Little Jerusalem
  • Mathilde
2006
70% Monsieur N.
  • Albine de Montholon
2004
4% Modigliani
  • Jeanne Hebuterne
2004
No Score Yet Qui Perd Cagne!
  • Angele
2003
No Score Yet Three Blind Mice
  • Nathalie Cross
2003
No Score Yet 3 Blind Mice
  • Actor
2003
57% That Day (Ce jour-là)
  • Livia
2003
No Score Yet Tomorrow We Move
  • Michèle
2003
No Score Yet Féroce
  • Zebulon
2002
No Score Yet Les fantômes de Louba
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Combat d'amour en songe (Love Torn in Dream)
  • Lucrecia/Jessica/Sultana
2000
64% Metroland
  • Annick
1999
68% Time Regained
  • Rachel
1999
No Score Yet Lautrec
  • Suzanne Valadon
1998
69% Portraits Chinois
  • Emma
1996
No Score Yet Shadow Play
  • Actor
1996
33% Jefferson in Paris
  • Adrienne de Lafayette
1995
64% Farinelli
  • Alexandra
1994
No Score Yet Mina Tannenbaum
  • Ethel Benegui
1994
63% Van Gogh
  • Cathy
1992

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