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Kacey Mottet Klein

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


"To be a good actor, you have to feed on the personality of others, to enrich yourself by watching others, to feed on others." Kacey Mottet Klein

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to an American father and a French mother, Kacey Mottet Klein made his acting debut at the age of seven. Spotted during a wild casting, he played his first role in the cinema alongside Isabelle Huppert in "Home" by Ursula Meier (2008), for which he notably won the prize for the best Swiss hope at the Quartz 2009. The the following year, he played Serge Gainsbourg as a child in Joann Sfar's "Gainsbourg (heroic life)". He then turned in more than ten films and received numerous awards, including two nominations for the César for best male hope: in 2013, for "L'Enfant d'en haut" by Ursula Meier, and in 2017, for "When we are 17" by André Téchiné. He will soon appear in Audrey Diwan's feature film, "L'Événement", selected this year in competition at the Venice Film Festival.