GORINTIN | DINARA DROUKAROVA
| NINO KHOMASSOURIDZE
BERTUCCELLI | BERNARD RENUCCI
| ROGER BOHBOT | CHRISTOPHE
POLLOCK | EMMANUEL DE CHAUVIGNY
| EMMANUELLE CASTRO | EMMANUEL
FINKIEL | YAËL FOGIEL
ESTHER GORINTIN (Eka)
Born in Poland, Esther Gorintin now lives in Paris. She began
her acting career at the age of 85, playing Vera in Emmanuel
Finkiel's Voyages. This won her the Best Actress Prize at the
Albi Film Festival, among others. She has since performed in
a number of shorts and four other feature films.
2003 SINCE OTAR LEFT... by Julie Bertuccelli
2002 CARNAGE by Delphine Gleize
2001 WIMBLEDON STAGE by Mathieu Amalric
2001 IMAGO by Marie Vermillard
1999 VOYAGES by Emmanuel Finkiel
DINARA DROUKAROVA (Ada)
Dinara Droukarova was born in St. Petersburg and has lived in
Paris for several years. Discovered at the age of 14 in Vitali
Kanevsky's Freeze, Die, Come to Life, she has since acted in
a number of films, including the recent Small Cuts.
2003 SINCE OTAR LEFT... by Julie Bertuccelli
2002 SMALL CUTS by Pascal Bonitzer
2000 ENGRENAGE (Caught in the System) by Frank Nicotra
1999 LE DERNIER DES IMMOBILES (Last to Move) by Nicola Sornaga
1989 IT HAPPENED NEAR THE SEA by Ayan Shakhmalyeva
1998 OF FREAKS AND MEN by Alexei Balabanov
1996 UN AMOUR INACHEVE (Unfinished Love) by Fabrice Cazeneuve
1995 LA TOILE (The Canvas), short by Siegfried
1995 THE SON OF GASCOGNE by Pascal Aubier
1994 WE THE CHILDREN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Vitali Kanevsky
1993 DONIASHA by Aeroptian
1993 ANGELS IN PARADISE by Yevgenvy Lungin
Best Actress Prize, Honfleur Russian Film Festival 1999
1992 SMOG by Ayan Shakmalyeva
1992 AN INDEPENDENT LIFE by Vitali Kanevsky
1990 Freeze, Die, Come to Life by Vitali Kanevsky
NINO KHOMASSOURIDZE (Marina)
Nino Khomassouidze was born in Georgia and currently lives in
Tbilisi. She has acted in films since the age of 15 and has appeared
in several Georgian and Russian productions. She was trained
at the Theatre Institute in Tbilisi before joining the famous
Mardjanishvili Company with whom she has performed in some 40
productions over the last 20 years. As well as acting in films
and for the theatre, she has also appeared in several television
JULIE BERTUCCELLI (director)
Born in 1968, Julie Bertuccelli worked as assistant director
to several well-known filmmakers including Otar Iosseliani, Krzysztof
Kieslowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Emmanuel Finkiel and Rithy Panh.
Since then she has directed a number of documentaries before
moving on to feature filmmaking with Since Otar Left...
Bertucelli studied philosophy
before being trained as a documentary film-maker at the Ateliers
Varan in Paris.
2003 SINCE OTAR LEFT...
2001 UN MONDE EN FUSION (A World in Fusion)
2000 VOYAGES VOYAGES THE AEOLIAN ISLES
1999 BIENVENUE AU GRAND MAGASIN (Welcome to the Department Store)
1998 FABRIQUE DES JUGES (Judge Factory)
1994 UNE LIBERTE (One Liberty)
1993 UN METIER COMMES LES AUTRES (A Job as Good as Another)
BERNARD RENUCCI (screenwriter)
Bernard Renucci has written several documentary films directed
by Julie Bertuccelli, as well as a number of TV dramas. He directed
his first documentary film in 2002.
ROGER BOHBOT (screenwriter)
Roger Bohbot adapted the screenplay for Since Otar Left... He
has written screenplays for Eric Zonca, Orso Miret, Chritsophe
Blanc and Arnaud Desplechin.
CHRISTOPHE POLLOCK (cinematographer)
Formerly assistant to William Lubtchansky, Christophe Pollock
has shot films for directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques
Rivette, Jacques Doillon, Eric Rochant, Claude Miller, Claire
Devers, Jeanne Labrune, Rithy Panh, Pascal Bonitzer and Manuel
EMMANUEL DE CHAUVIGNY (production
Emmanuel de Chauvigny has designed films for Otar Iosseliani,
Jacques Rivette, Michael Haneke and Pascal Bonitzer.
EMMANUELLE CASTRO (editor)
Emmanuelle Castro has worked with filmmakers including Louis
Malle, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Emmanuel Finkiel, Nicole Garcia
and Jean-François Stévenin.
EMMANUEL FINKIEL (technical
Emmanuel Finkiel wrote and directed Madame Jacques sur La Croisette
(winner of the French Cesar for Best Short Film, 1997), and Voyages
(winner of the Young Audience Prize at Cannes, 1999; and winner
of the French Cesar for Best First Film and Best Editing, 2000).
YAËL FOGIEL (executive
An Israeli citizen and fifteen-year resident in France, Yaël
Fogiel established her company, Les Films du Poisson, in 1995
with Laetitia Gonzalez and they won the Hachette Young Producer
Prize in 1997. Together they have produced more than 60 short,
documentary and TV films. Fogiel produced her first feature film
in 1998, Emmanuel Finkiel's Voyages. Since then Les Films du
Poisson has focused on features, including Motus by Laurence
Ferreira Barbosa and La Chose Publique by Mathieu Amalric, as
well as Since Otar Left...