Mia Hansen-Løve


Born in Paris in 1981, Mia Hansen-Løve attended the National Academy of Dramatic Arts, and then worked as a film critic before moving on to her first passion: direction. After several short subjects, in 2007 she directed All Is Forgiven, for which she won the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best First Film and immediate critical recognition. She continued her intimist filmography with Father of My Children, and then Goodbye First Love, in official competition at the Locarno Festival, before going on to direct a gigantic, ambitious fresco about the French-touch years: Eden. In 2016, her film Things to Come won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. A blend of autofiction and pure fiction, personal narrative and a generational fresco, her fascinating oeuvre is unique in French cinema, acclaimed by audiences and international film critics alike.


Mia Hansen-Løve's films at RIFF
Things to come
Creative Excellence in Cinema - Mia Hansen-Løve
Year: 2016
A passionate philosophy professor (Isabelle Huppert) divides her time between her immediate family, studies, and a very...
Creative Excellence in Cinema - Mia Hansen-Løve
Year: 2014
Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends,...
Bergman Island
Creative Excellence in Cinema - Mia Hansen-Løve
Year: 2020
A couple retreats to Fårö, the island that inspired Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman, to finish their screenplays,...