Natacha Samuel

Natacha Samuel

Director, Screenwriter


Natacha Samuel writes and directs films at the crossroads between reality and fantasy, amongst them is Pola à 27 ans discovered at the Belfort Film Festival in 2003 and critically acclaimed at its release, J'ai besoin d'air, a medium-length film selected at the Locarno Film Festival in 2005, broadcasted on Arte and in numerous festivals, and La Place publique, a documentary essay shot during the 2016 Social Spring in Marseille, and released in theaters.

She has been working for many years with Florent Klockenbring. They co-directed Gam Gam in 2016, a documentary feature film shot in Ouagadougou, shown notably at FID in Work in Progress and in competition at Cinéma du Réel. They have finished the post-production of the feature film Peter Pan, a very loose adaptation of Barrie's book, with contemporary Marseille as Neverland. And have begun developing an adaptation of Banjo by Claude McKay, a groundbreaking writer of the Harlem Renaissance, who lived in Marseille.

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