Award winning actress and producer
28th September 2023, at Joia par Hélène Darroze
Elsa Zylberstein is a French actress, recognized for her exceptional talent, passion, and commitment to the art of cinema. Elsa’s ability to captivate the audience, together with her desire to push the boundaries of her art has made her an essential figure in the French film landscape.
Over the course of her career, Elsa has embraced a diverse range of roles, from drama to comedy, and worked with celebrated directors such as Claude Lelouch, Maurice Pialat and Anne Fontaine, among many others. Elsa’s talent has garnered her numerous prestigious awards, including the Romy Schneider Award and the César, which she received in 2009 for her portrayal in “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime” where she shared the screen with Kristen Scott Thomas.
In 2007, Elsa had several personal encounters with Simone Veil. Inspired by their interactions, Elsa made a commitment to create a film that would do justice to Simone Veil’s exceptional life and legacy. In October 2022, “Simone, le voyage du siècle”, a film directed by Olivier Dahan that Elsa co-produced and played the lead role in, was released in French cinemas. The film resonated profoundly with audiences, attracting over 2.5 million viewers from across generations, becoming the most successful film of the year.
With LeadHers, Elsa has shared insights from her professional journey along with the experiences that have shaped her trajectory. Additionally, she discussed her commitment to creating an exceptional film that tells the remarkable story of Simone Veil.