Marilyne Canto


An actress since she was a teenager, Marilyne Canto has performed in over 50 movies in 35 years, working with directors such as Pierre Salvadori, Philippe Garrell and Claude Chabrol, without counting numerous appearances in TV series and shorts. Her sensitivity is a trademark, although she can also strike a whimsical chord when needed. Behind the camera, she directed a short at age 24, but waited 18 more years and some experience as an assistant director before the next one, Fais de beaux rêves, which won a 2007 César award. After two more shorts, her first long-feature Le Sens de l’humour (Sense of Humor) received a remarkable five nominations at the Locarno Film Festival. Inspired by real events in her life, this movie is also a sequel to Fais de Beaux Reves – a “joyful drama”, as Director Jean Renoir used to say.

Marilyne Canto was our guest in 2014.