Danielle Arbid

Films in our catalogue

PASSION SIMPLE

"Since last September I have done nothing but wait for a man : for him to call me and come to my place... Everything about him was so precious to me, his eyes, his mouth, his penis, his childhood memories, his (...)

Biography

Born in Beirut, Danielle Arbid has directed films since 1997. Interested in different forms of storytelling, she alternates fiction films, first-person documentaries and essays. Selected by numerous festivals in France and around the world, her films have received many awards, including the Silver Leopard Video at Locarno Festival and the Albert Londres Prize for the documentary "Alone with war" in 2001, the Golden Leopard for the "Conversations de salon 1-2-3" essay serie in 2004 and the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs Award for "Aux frontieres" the same year. Her first two fiction feature films, "In the battlefields" and "A lost man", were selected at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2004 and 2007. The third one, "Parisienne", was presented at Toronto Film Festival and won the Lumière Academy Award of the foreign press in France in 2016. "Passion Simple" is her fourth fiction feature film.