Dominique Besnehard

Films & Q&A:
Sat. April 2 – 9:45am | Call my Agent! (Dix pour Cent)
Sat. April 2 – 12pm | Free Talk with Directors and Actors
Sat. April 3 – 10am | Call my Agent! (Dix pour Cent)
Mond. April 4 – 6pm | The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre)


Dominique Besnehard has had a career like no other: assistant director for Jacques Doillon (notably for La Drôlesse / The Hussy), supporting actor, casting director and agent. He has discovered and represented an amazing array of French talents over the past 30 years, including actresses such as Juliette Binoche, Sophie Marceau and Isabelle Adjani; actors like Yvan Attal and Charles Aznavour and directors such as François Ozon and Claire Denis, to name only a few! In 2008, he co-founded the leading Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, showcasing movies from all over the French-speaking world. This year his production company Mon Voisin Productions produced the TV series Dix pour cent. Through the years, he has brought together innumerable people, movies and organizations for the greater good of cinema. Lastly Besnehard has been a long time friend of Nathalie Baye (marraine of this edition’s festival), whom he met when she worked on Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre).