Sunday June 14 2020 at 1PM
Q & A
THE END OF LOVE
Keren Ben Rafael is a director / screenwriter based between France and Israel. She studied French philosophy and literature at the University of Tel Aviv before joining the production department at Fémis. Among her films: La Plage (2015); L’Aurore Boréale (2013) which was shown at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Her documentary À Pleines Dents won the director’s prize at the Brazil women’s film festival and the jury’s prize at the Marseille Science festival. I’m Your Man (2011) won the SACD prize, the special jury prize at Colcoa film festival LA, the 2nd prize at the Be film festival NY, and the award for best actor at the Seinema festival for Vincent Macaigne.
Judith Chemla is a French actress born in 1985, known in particular for her role in the film Camille Redouble. Very young, Judith Chemla likes being on stage. She learned comedy, singing and dancing before being admitted to the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Paris. After graduating in 2007, Judith made her debut on the big screen while being at the Comédie Française and she multiplied the roles on stage in several plays. Noémie Lvovsky directs her in the film Faut que ça danse with Jean-Pierre Marielle. In 2008, Jean-Michel Ribes offered her a role in Musée haut, Musée bas. The same year, the actress changed registers with Versailles where, opposite to Guillaume Depardieu, she played Nina, a young mother in distress. In 2009, the actress appeared in the comedy Je suis un no man’s land then in the historic drama La Princesse de Montpensier by Bertrand Tavernier. In 2010, she performed her own play, Tue-tête, directed by her companion James Thierrée. Two years later, Judith Chemla plays in Camille redoubles, and her performance in Josépha earned her a César nomination for best actress in a supporting role.
Arieh Worthalter was born in Paris on March 25, 1985, to a Belgian mother and a French father. He studied drama at INSAS (Brussels) where he obtained a master’s degree. He alternates roles in cinema and theater when he is not traveling around the world. He particularly distinguished himself in the film Transfers for which he obtained the award of Best Actor at the Festival Séries Mania 2017, that of the Best supporting role for the film Girl at the Magritte du cinema 2019 and for the film Duelles at the Magritte du cinema 2020. In 2016, he co-wrote the play Wilderness with Vincent Hennebicq inspired by his trip to North and South America.
Jamie Elman is an actor, writer, director, producer and musician. He has appeared on some of television’s most acclaimed series including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and House M.D. and for three seasons of NBC’s critically lauded drama American Dreams. His breakout role was Cody on the FOX/YTV teen sitcom Student Bodies.
Along with Eli Batalion, Jamie co-created the award-winning Yiddish web series YidLife Crisis, which has over 3 million online views. As ‘comedy peacekeepers’, YidLife regularly performs live all over North America. On stage, Jamie has starred in three runs of the hit play BAD JEWS in Montreal and Toronto. Career film highlights include California Dreamin’ (Grand Prix, 2007 Cannes Film Festival), When Nietzsche Wept, and voice work on animated Disney blockbusters Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen. A native of Montreal and graduate of McGill University, Jamie is a pianist and singer who has recorded with Ben Harper, Natalie Maines and Rickie Lee Jones, and plays most Monday nights for the last decade at the Varnish cocktail bar in his adopted hometown of LA.