Mia Hansen-Løve

Born in Paris, France in 1981, Mia Hansen-Løve began her screen career as a teenager. Her first feature film role was in 1998's "Late August, Early September," which was followed by another supporting role in "Sentimental Destinies" ("Les destinées sentimentales") (2000). Both films were directed by her future husband Olivier Assayas. In 2001, Hansen-Løve began to study at an art school in Paris, but abandoned that pursuit and began to contribute to Cahiers du Cinéma, a storied and influential French film magazine. After directing her own short film, Hansen-Løve wrote and directed her first feature film. "All is Forgiven" ("Tout est pardonné") (2007) tells the story of a teenage girl trying to understand her father, who abandoned the girl and her mother over a decade prior. The film screened in the Director's Fortnight section of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Film at the 2008 César Awards. Her second film, "The Father of My Children" ("Le Pére de mes enfants") (2009) won the Jury Special Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Another drama, this one was loosely based on the story of a successful French film producer who committed suicide in 2005. Hansen-Løve's third film, "Goodbye First Love" ("Un amor jeunesse") (2011) did not have as much of an international impact as her first two films, but her 2014 film "Eden," about the 1990's electronic dance music scene in France premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was announced as a Spotlight Film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.