In 1998, Laetitia Casta started out in the film world with Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar by Claude Zidi and in the television world with The Blue Bicycle directed by Thierry Binisti. She went on to play in Raoul Ruiz's Savage Souls (2000), Patrice Leconte's Love Street (2001), Damien Odoul's Errances (2003), Pascal Thomas' Le Grand Appartement (2006), Paolo and Vittotio's Luisa Sanfelice (2004), Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau's Born in 68 (2007), Gilles Legrand's The Maiden and the Wolves (2007), Tsai Ming-Liang's Face (2008). The latter was competing in Cannes Official Selection in 2009. In 2010, she was nominated in the Best Female Supporting Actress category at French Cesars for her stunning portrayal of Brigitte Bardot in Joann Sfar's film Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. Kamen Kalev offered her a part in his film The Island (2010) selected at Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2011. That same year, Yvan Attal offered her a part in Do Not Disturb, and Nicholas Jarecki offered her another part in Arbitrage in which she played alongside Richard Gere. More recently, she played in Helene Fillieres' Tied (2012), Nicolas Castro's Des lendemains qui chantent (2014), Giovanni Veronesi's A Woman as a Friend (2014), Audrey Dana's French Women (2014) and Nassim Amaouche's The Apaches (2014).
In 2015, after the broadcasting on France Television of Arnaud Selignac's TV film Arletty, une passion coupable, she was awarded the Laurier d'or for Best Actress.
Alongside her career as an actress, Laetitia Casta works with UNICEF to defend child soldiers and is also an artistic director for Cointreau to promote initiatives led by women. After directing and producing her film En Moi, Laetitia Casta is currently editing a documentary film on The Little Violins of Paris Opera.
Laetitia Casta was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2011 by the Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand.Filmography:
Festival(s) & Award(s)
- 2016: Semaine de la Critique (Cannes) | Special session - Closing
A movie director goes to the Paris Opera to shoot his new lm. Lacking inspiration, he looks for ways out of his solitude and fear of failure. With each step forward, his imagination reveals itself to him, and mysterious characters lead him towards his desire to create and love.
- Runtimes: 29'
- Color(s): Colors
- Country(ies) of production: France
- Original Language(s): French
- Subtitle(s) available: English
- Format(s) available: DCP / ProRes HD
Artistic & Technical Crew
- Screenplay: Laeticia Casta & Maud Ameline
- Cinematographer: Benoît Delhomme
- Mixing: Fabrice Rouaud
- Sound: Guillaume Le Braz
- Music: KOUDLAM
- Set Design: Pauline Reichenbach
- Producer: Laetitia Casta
- Produced by: ALLAROSA PRODUCTION