Sophie Richez is a French actress and director born in Paris. After completing degrees in law, theater and sports studies, she obtained her first opportunity to act in a professional theater play at the age of 19. She profoundly enjoyed acting and this experience reinforced her desire to pursue this path. She started her acting career in numerous theater plays ranging from comedies and tragedies to musicals. She also did readings of contemporary theater plays on the radio, and starred in several short films and television. In recent years she has been moving on to the screen. Nourished by her experience as an actress and attracted to cinema, she wanted to try her hand at directing by making her first short film “Cécilia”, which won the “honorable mention of the best French film” in the 2023 edition of the Cannes Film Awards Festival.
Directed by Sophie Richez
Chased by her demons catching up, Cécilia is willing to quit performing. In the intimacy of a conversation, an update occurs. It seems decisive.
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