Modiano, Zina

Modiano, Zina
(October 22, 1974, Paris, France - )
   The daughter of French writer Patrick Modiano (b. 1945) and granddaughter of actress Luisa Colpeyn (b. 1918), she studied graphic art at the Decorative Arts school. A movie buff since her childhood, she started writing screenplays and filming short sequences and video sketches. She learned her craft working for television before directing a short in Tunisia. Her first feature film was freely adapted from a novel by Henry James. She illustrated a tale of his father published in the magazine Lire in 1994 (Les Chiens de la Rue du Soleil) and authored Le Chien Mythomane (L'Ecole des Loisirs, 2003). Other credits (as co-screenwriter): 2005 Mille Soleils (short, Mathieu Vadepied); (as ac­tress): 2004 Le Souffle (short, Mathieu Vadepied).
1999 ◘ En Face (short; co-director with Mehdi Ber At-tia; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; France / Tunisia)
2005 ◘ La Vie privée (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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