French actress Emanuelle Bear (4th from Left) who is the President of the 25th World Film Festival's Jury pose with Montreal Cinema Commissary : Andre Lafond (3rd from left) and some other members of the Jury at a reception at Montreal City Hall, august 29th , 200l in Montreal, CANADA.
Brought up on a farm in Provence because her father, French singer and poet Guy BÈart didn't want her to be affected by the glamour world of Paris showbusiness, Emmanuelle BÈart nevertheless got the acting urge in early adolescence. At age 15, after a couple of bit parts, she came to Montreal as an au pair to learn English. Back in France, after acting lessons and few small roles in television, she made her big-screen breakthrough in the title role of Claude Berri's Pagnol adaptation, MANON OF THE SPRING (1986). A year later she made her Hollywood debut in Tom McLoughlin's DATE WITH AN ANGEL. She has since played for some of the premier directors on both sides of the Atlantic: Rivette (LA BELLE NOISEUSE, 1991), Sautet (NELLY AND MR. ARNAUD (1995), Chabrol (L'ENFER,1994), De Palma (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, 1996) and Ruiz (TIME REGAINED, 1999). She stars in Catherine Corsini's REPLAY, showing at this year's Festival.
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