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Alice Winocour (born 13 January 1976) is a French screenwriter and director.[1]

Alice Winocour
Born (1976-01-13) 13 January 1976 (age 43)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2003–present

Life and careerEdit

After studying screenwriting at La Fémis, Winocour made three short films and wrote the script for Vladimir Perisic's film Ordinary People (released in 2009).[2]

Winocour's first feature film, Augustine, based on the relationship between Professor Charcot and his patient Augustine, was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 as part of the Critics' Week.[3][4][5] Her second directorial film Maryland was selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[6]

Winocour also co-wrote the film Mustang with Deniz Gamze Ergüven. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[7] The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[8]

She was named as a member of the jury of the International Critics' Week section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[9]

Her 2019 film Proxima premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival,[10] where it received an honourable mention from the Platform Prize jury.[11]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2003 Orphée Yes Short film (also as actress)
2005 Kitchen Yes Yes Short film
Nominated—2005 Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Palme d'Or
2007 Magic Paris Yes Yes Short film
Cabourg Film Festival - Best Short Film Director
Los Angeles Film Festival - Best Narrative Short
2008 Home Yes Collaboration
2009 Pina Colada Yes Yes Short film
2009 Ordinary People Yes Collaboration
2012 Augustine Yes Yes Nominated—2012 Cannes Film Festival - Caméra d'Or
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
Nominated— Stockholm International Film Festival - Bronze Horse for Best Film
2015 Disorder Yes Yes Nominated—2015 Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
2015 Mustang Yes César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2019 Proxima Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Alice Winocour Réalisatrice et scénariste française". Le Figaro. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  2. ^ Stéphane Delorme, Possession, entretien avec Alice Winocour, Cahiers du cinéma, n° 683, novembre 2012, p. 29
  3. ^ Scott, A. O. (16 May 2013). "Doctor and Patient: A Gothic Love Story". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  4. ^ Robbins, Jonathan. "Discover: Alice Winocour Pulls the Strings in "Augustine"". Film Society Lincoln Centre. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  5. ^ Tehrani, Bijan. ""I wanted the film to be sensual ", Alice Winocour, director of AUGUSTINE". Cinema Without Borders. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  6. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  7. ^ "The Directors' Fortnight 2015 selection!". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  8. ^ Richford, Rhonda (22 September 2015). "Oscars: France Selects 'Mustang' As Foreign-Language Submission". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Jury 2016". Semaine de la Critique de Cannes. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  10. ^ Jordan Mintzer, "'Proxima': Film Review | TIFF 2019". The Hollywood Reporter, September 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "The film Martin Eden wins TIFF’s Platform Prize". Toronto Star, September 13, 2019.

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