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Mikhaël Hers

member of the Palmarès Jury of the 47th American Film Festival

Director, Screenwriter

"I think that we can also make cinema to fight against the passage of time, to create a semblance of eternity, with all that that can have of illusory."

After studying economics, Mikhaël Hers joined La Fémis, from which he graduated in 2004. He then directed three remarkable medium-length films: Charell, presented at the Semaine de la Critique 2006, Primrose Hill, presented at the Semaine de la Critique 2007 , and Montparnasse, presented and awarded at the Directors' Fortnight 2009, and winner of the Jean Vigo Prize. After Memory Lane, presented at the Locarno Festival 2010, This feeling of summer, presented at the Rotterdam Festival 2016, and Amanda, presented at the Venice Film Festival 2018 and winner of the Grand Prix of the Tokyo Festival 2018, Les Passagers de la nuit , his fourth feature film, is currently in post-production.