2019 Arras Film Festival: actress Karin Viard on “Chanson douce,” a.k.a. “The Perfect Nanny”

Two years after she came over to the Arras Film Festival to promote the release of “Jalouse,” French actress Karin Viard (b. 1966) visited the city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais once more to introduce her latest feature “Chanson douce” directed by and in the company of director and screenwriter Lucie Borleteau. The film is based on Leïla Slimani’s 2016 prizewinning novel, inspired by a true and tragic story that occured in Manhattan in 2012.

Ms. Viard has been one of France’s leading ladies for about two decades now, playing a wide variety of roles, although considering her body of work, she tends to prefer portraying strong and determined characters. One of the best performances I have ever seen in French films, is her role as Gigi Bélier in Eric Lartigau’s “La famille Bélier” (2014), an uplifting and heartwarming family story about the Béliers—a married couple that runs a farm with their son and daughter. A very well organized and happy family, and they seem like ordinary people, except that three of them (the parents and their son) are deaf, while their daughter turns out to be a wonderful and talented singer.

And here’s the paradox: you won’t see Ms. Viard in blockbusters or big budget features, yet “La famille Bélier” managed to gross over $ 75 million worldwide, which is quite astonishing for a modestly-made French feature like this. In all, she appeared in fourteen films that sold over a million tickets at the box office in France which is quite an accomplishment, with Danny Boon’s “Rien à déclarer” (2011) and “La famille Bélier” topping the list. The two-time César-winning actress (out of fourteen nominations) usually appears in French dramas or comedies, and prefers challenging roles no matter what genre she appears in. Last year, she also participated and signed Le Monde’s Le plus grand défi de l’histoire de l’humanité: l’appel de 200 personalités pour sauver la planète, an initiative organized by Juliette Binoche and French physicist Aurélien Barrau to take action against global warming and climate change.

Karin Viard at the Arras Film Festival during a television interview. Photograph: © Leo/Film Talk

What has that got to do with her latest film, “Chanson douce”? Everything and nothing, really. In this feature, directed and co-written by Lucie Borleteau, she plays a Louise, a nanny (the English-language title is “The Perfect Nanny”) with good credentials and, it seems, a firm but loving hand with the two children in her care. A major relief for the hardworking parents (played by Antoine Reinartz and Leïla Bekhti), but very soon you realize she’s not the right person from the very start. The film turns into a psychological thriller with an unexpected and tragic outcome.

“This was a very challenging role to play,” Ms. Viard said in Arras, and that’s what makes her time and time again one of the most reliable, talented and appealing actresses in French cinema, no matter what kind of role she plays.

At the Arras Film Festival, both she and Lucie Borleteau gave a press conference on November 10, 2019. You can find the French-language audio right here.

“Chanson douce” is available in several territories on November 27.

Filmmaker Lucie Borleteau with actress Karin Viard. Photograph: © Leo/Film Talk

[The trailer of “Chanson douce”]

FILMS

TATIE DANIELLE (1990) DIR Étienne Chatiliez PROD Charles Gassot SCR Florence Quentin (adaptation by Étienne Chatiliez, Florence Quentin) CAM Philippe Welt ED Catherine Renault MUS Gabriel Yared, Gérard Kawczynski CAST Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Isabelle Nanty, Neige Dolsky, Eric Prat, Laurence Février, Karin Viard (Agathe)

DELICATESSEN (1991) DIR Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro PROD Claudie Ossard SCR Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Gilles Adrien CAM Darius Khondji ED Hervé Schneid MUS Carlos D’Alessio CAST Pascal Benezech, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard (Mademoiselle Plusse), Ticky Holgado, Anne-Marie Pisani

MAX & JEREMIE (1992) DIR Claire Devers PROD Alain Sarde SCR Claire Devers, Bernard Stora (novel by Teri White) CAM Bruno de Keyzer ED Marie-Castro Vasquez MUS Philippe Sarde CAST Philippe Noiret, Christopher Lambert, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christophe Odent, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Karin Viard (The Girl), Michèle Laroque

RIENS DU TOUT, a.k.a. LITTLE NOTHINGS (1992) DIR Cédric Klapisch PROD Andeline Lecallier SCR Cédric Klapisch (adaptation by Cédric Klapisch, Jackie Berroyer) CAM Dominique Colin ED Francine Sandberg MUS Jeff Cohen CAST Fabrice Luchini, Daniel Berlioux, Marc Berman, Olivier Broche, Antoine Chappey, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Olivier Rabourdin, Karin Viard (Isabelle), Cédric Klapisch

CE QUE FEMME VEUT…, a.k.a. WHAT A WOMAN WANTS (1993) DIR Gérard Jumel PROD Jean Gontier, Jean-Michel Rey SCR Gérard Jumel, Sylvie Randonneix CAM Hélène Louvart ED Marion Monestier MUS Philippe Eidel CAST Catherine Chaniolleu, Karin Viard (Cécile), Gérard Jumel, François Siener, Alain Beigel

LA NAGE INDIENNE, a.k.a SIDESTROKE and HEADS ABOVE WATER (1993) DIR Xavier Durringer SCR Xavier Durringer (also novel) CAM Laurent Machuel ED Delphine Desfons MUS Arno CAST Karin Viard (Clara), Gérard Laroche, Antoine Chappey, Eric Savin, Shérif Scouri, Aude Amiot, Florence Joubert

EMMÈNE-MOI, a.k.a. TAKE ME AWAY (1994) DIR Michel Spinosa PROD Serge Duveau SCR Michel Spinosa, Gilles Bourdos CAM Antoine Roch ED Stéphanie Mahet MUS Peter Hammill CAST Karin Viard (Sophie), Antoine Basler, Inês de Medeiros, Didier Bénureau, Eric Savin, Bruno Putzulu, Jean-Pierre Moulin

LA SÉPARATION, a.k.a. THE SEPARATION (1994) DIR Christian Vincent PROD Claude Berri SCR Dan Franck, Christian Vincent (novel by Dan Franck) CAM Denis Lenior, Anne Nicolet, Virginie Saint-Martin ED Laurence Vanier, François Ceppi, Véronique Ilié CAST Isabelle Huppert, Daniel Autheuil, Jérôme Deschamps, Karin Viard (Claire), Laurence Lerel, Louis Vincent, Nina Morato

LE FILS PRÉFÉRÉ, a.k.a. THE FAVORITE SON (1994) DIR Nicole Garcia PROD Alain Sarde, Philippe Carcassonne SCR Nicole Garcia, François Dupeyron, Jacques Fieschi (story by Nicole Garcia) CAM Eric Gautier ED Yann Dedet, Agnès Guillemot MUS Philippe Sarde CAST Gérard Lanvin, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Marc Barr, Roberto Herlitzka, Margherita Buy, Pierre Mondy, Karin Viard (Martine), Antoinette Moya

LA HAINE (1995) DIR – SCR Mathieu Kassovitz PROD Christophe Rossignon CAM Pierre Aïm ED Mathieu Kassovitch, Scott Stevenson MUS Assassin CAST Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili, Solo, Karin Viard (Gallery Girl), Vincent Lindon, Mathieu Kassovitz

FAST (1995) DIR Dante Desarthe PROD Philippe Martin SCR Dante Desarthe, Jackie Berroyer CAM Ariane Damain ED Martine Mory MUS Krishna Levy CAST Frédéric Gélard, Jean-François Stévenin, Karin Viard (The Girl With the Yellow Hair), Nathalie Schmidt, Georges Claisse, Paul Crauchet

ADULTÈRE, MODE D’EMPLOI, a.k.a. ADULTERY: A USER’S GUIDE (1995) DIR Christine Pascal PROD Robert Boner SCR Christine Pascal, Robert Boner CAM Renato Berta ED Jacques Comets MUS Bruno Coulais CAST Richard Berry, Karin Viard (Fabienne Corteggiani), Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Halimi, Liliane Rovère

LE JOURNAL DU SÉDUCTEUR, a.k.a. DIARY OF A SEDUCER (1996) DIR Danièle Dubroux PROD Paulo Branco SCR Danièle Dubroux (essay by Søren Kierkegaard) CAM Laurent Machuel ED Jean-François Naudon MUS Jean-Marie Sénia CAST Chaira Mastroianni, Melvil Poupaud, Hubert Saint-Macary, Serge Merlin, Danièle Dubroux, Micheline Presle, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Karin Viard (Charlotte)

LES VICTIMES, a.k.a. THE VICTIMS (1996) DIR Patrick Grandperret PROD Alain Poiré SCR (adaptation by Patrick Grandperret, Arlette Langmann; novel by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac) CAM Pierre David ED Dominique Galliéni MUS Bilondiey [Jean-Paul Long, René-Marc Bini, Pape Dieye] CAST Vincent Lindon, Jacques Dutronc, Florence Thomassin, Karin Viard (Claire Jaillac), Gérard Darmon, Cathy Capvert

FOURBI (1996) DIR – PROD Alain Tanner SCR Alain Tanner, Bernard Comment CAM Denis Jutzeler ED Monica Goux MUS Michel Wintsch CAST Karin Viard (Rosemonde), Jean-Quentin Châtelain, Cécile Tanner, Antoine Basler, Robert Bouvier, Maurice Aufair

LES RANDONNEURS, a.k.a. HIKERS (1997) DIR Philippe Harel PROD Adeline Lecallier SCR Philippe Harel, Eric Assous, Nelly Ryher, Dodine Herry CAM Gilles Henry ED Bénédicte Teiger MUS Philippe Eidel CAST Karin Viard (Coralie), Géraldine Pailhas, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Elbaz, Philippe Harel, Marine Delterme, Louise Germaine

JE NE VOIS PAS CE QU’ON ME TROUVE, a.k.a. WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT ME? (1997) DIR Christian Vincent PROD Bertrand Faivre SCR Jackie Berroyer, Olivier Dazat CAM Hélène Louvart ED Francine Sandberg CAST Jackie Berroyer, Tara Römer, Karin Viard (Monica), Zinedine Soualem, Simon Ferrante, Estelle Larrivaz

LA NOUVELLE ÈVE, a.k.a. THE NEW EVE (1999) DIR Catherine Corsini PROD Paulo Branco SCR Catherine Corsini, Marc Syrigas CAM Agnès Godard ED Sabine Mamou CAST Karin Viard (Camille), Pierre-Loup Rajot, Catherine Frot, Sergi López, Mireille Roussel, Nozha Khouadra, Laurent Lucas, Valentine Vidal

MES AMIS (1999) DIR – SCR Michel Hazanavicius PROD Olivier Granier, Dominique Farrugia CAM Laurent Machuel ED Xavier Loutreuil MUS Ludovic Bource, Kamel Ech-Cheik CAST Yvan Attal, Serge Hazanavicius, Karin Viard (Lola), Mathieu Demy, Lionel Abelanski, Léa Drucker, Thibault de Montalembert

LES ENFANTS DU SIÈCLE, a.k.a. THE CHILDREN OF THE CENTURY (1999) DIR Diane Kurys PROD Diane Kurys, Alain Sarde SCR Diane Kurys, Murray Head, François-Olivier Rousseau CAM Vilko Filac ED Joële Van Effenterre MUS Luis Bacalov CAST Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci, Karin Viard (Marie Dorval), Isabelle Carré, Patrick Chesnais

HAUT LES COEURS! (1999) DIR Sólveig Anspach PROD Patrick Sobelman SCR Sólveig Anspach, Pierre-Erwan Guillaume CAM Mathilde Jaffre, Isabelle Razavet, Lorenzo Weiss ED Anne Riegel, Mathieu Blanc MUS Olivier Manoury, Martin Wheeler CAST Karin Viard (Emma), Laurent Lucas, Julien Cottereau, Claire Wauthion, Philippe Duclos, Charlotte Clamens, Patrick Sobelman

LA PARENTHÈSE ENCHANTÉE, a.k.a. ENCHANTED INTERLUDE (2000) DIR – SCR Michel Spinosa PROD Georges Benayoun CAM Antoine Roch ED Valérie Deseine CAST Clotilde Courau, Vincent Elbaz, Géralsine Pailhas, Karin Viard (Eve), Roschdy Zem, Éric Caravaca, Brigitte Catillon, Michel Spinosa

UN JEU D’ENFANTS, a.k.a. CHILD’S GAME (2001) DIR Laurent Tuel PROD Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier SCR Laurent Tuel, Constance Verluca CAM Denis Rouden ED Andrea Sedlácková MUS Krishna Levy CAST Karin Viard (Marianne Fauvel), Charles Berling, Ludivine Sagnier, Camille Vatel, Alexandre Bongibault, Aurélien Recoing, Manuela Gourary

L’EMPLOI DU TEMPS, a.k.a. TIME OUT (2001) DIR Laurent Cantet PROD Caroline Benjo SCR Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo CAM Pierre Milon ED Robin Campillo, Stephanie Leger MUS Jocelyn Pook CAST Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard (Muriel), Serge Livrozet, Jean-Pierre Mangeot, Monique Mangeot, Nicolas Klasch, Marie Cantet

REINES D’UN JOUR, a.k.a. A HELL OF A DAY (2001) DIR Marion Vernoux PROD Alain Rozanès, Pascal Verroust SCR Marion Vernoux, Nathalie Kristy CAM Dominique Colin ED Lise Beaulieu MUS Alexandre Desplat CAST Karin Viard (Hortense Lassalle), Hélène Fillières, Victor Lanoux, Jane Birkin, Sergi López, Clémentine Céralié, Gilbert Melki, Melvil Poupaud

EMBRASSEZ QUI VOUS VOUDREZ, a.k.a. SUMMER THINGS (2002) DIR Michel Blanc PROD Yves Marmion SCR Michel Blanc (book by Joseph Connolly) CAM Sean Bobbitt ED Maryline Monthieux MUS Mark Russell CAST Charlotte Rampling, Jacques Dutronc, Carole Bouquet, Karin Viard (Véronique), Vincent Elbaz, Clotilde Courau, Denis Podalydès, Lou Doillon, Mélanie Laurent

FRANCE BOUTIQUE (2003) DIR Tonie Marshall PROD Olivier Bomsel, Fabienne Vonier, Alain Peyrollaz, Gilles Sandoz SCR Tonie Marshall, Pierre-Erwan Guillaume (original idea by Tonie Marshall) CAM Jean-François Robin ED Jacques Comets MUS Pierre Aviat CAST Karin Viard (France Mestral), François Cluzet, Judith Godrèche, Bernard Menez, Micheline Presle, Nathalie Baye, Mickaël Chirinian, Hélène Fillières

JE SUIS UN ASSASSIN, a.k.a. THE HOOK (2004) DIR Thomas Vincent PROD Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier SCR Thomas Vincent, Maxime Sassier (novel by Donald E. Westlake) CAM Dominique Bouilleret ED Pauline Dairou MUS Krishna Levy CAST François Cluzet, Karin Viard (Suzy Castelano), Bernard Giraudeau, Anne Brochet, Jacques Spiesser, Dominique Constanza, Antoine Chappey

LE RÔLE DE SA VIE, a.k.a. THE ROLE OF HER LIFE (2004) DIR François Favrat PROD François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne SCR François Favrat, Julie Lopez-Curval, Jérôme Beaujour, Roger Bohbot CAM Pascal Marti ED Luc Barnier, Vincent Lévy MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Agnès Jaoui, Karin Viard (Claire Rocher), Jonathan Zaccaï, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Claude Crétient, Annie Mercier

L’EX-FEMME DE MA VIE, a.k.a. THE EX-WIFE OF MY LIFE (2004) DIR Josiane Balasko PROD Josiane Balasko, Louis Becker SCR Josiane Balasko (also play) CAM Pascal Gennesseaux ED Claudine Merlin MUS Mark Russell CAST Thierry Lhermitte, Karin Viard (Nina), Josiane Balasko, Nadia Farès, Nicolas Silberg, Didier Flamand, Micheline Dax

LE COUPERET, a.k.a. THE AX (2005) DIR Costa-Gavras PROD Michèle Ray-Gavras SCR Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg (novel by Donald E. Westlake) CAM Patrick Blossier ED Yannick Kergoat MUS Armand Amar CAST José Garcia, Karin Viard (Marlène Davert), Geordy Monfils, Christa Théret, Ulrich Tukur, Olivier Gourmet, Yvon Back, Thierry Hancisse, Yolande Moreau, John Landis, Julie Gavras, Nabil Ben Yadir, Romain Gavras

LES ENFANTS, a.k.a. THE CHILDREN (2005) DIR Christian Vincent PROD Claude Berri SCR Christian Vincent, Dan Franck CAM Hélène Louvart ED Guy Lecorne MUS Thomas Dutronc CAST Karin Viard (Jeanne Lancry), Gérard Lanvin, Brieuc Quiniou, Nicolas Jouxtel, Phareelle Onoyan, Martin Combes

L’ENFER, a.k.a. HELL (2005) DIR Danis Tanovic PROD Marc Baschet, Rosanna Seregni, Marion Hänsel, Yûji Sadai, Cédomir Kolar SCR Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz CAM Laurent Dailland ED Francesca Calvelli MUS Danis Tanovic, Dusko Segvic CAST Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard (Céline), Marie Gillian, Guillaume Canet, Jacques Gamblin, Jacques Perrin, Carole Bouquet, Jean Rochefort, Maryam d’Abo

LES AMBITIEUX, a.k.a. AMBITIOUS (2006) DIR Catherine Corsini SCR Catherine Corsini, Benoît Graffin, Cédric Kahn CAM Hélène Louvart, Guillaume Schiffman ED Simon Jacquet MUS Grégoire Hetzel CAST Karin Viard (Judith Zahn), Éric Caravaca, Jacques Weber, Gilles Cohen, Hélène Babu, Jacqueline Danno, Claire Maurier, Chantal Neuwirth

LA TÊTE DE MAMAN, a.k.a. IN MOM’S HEAD (2007) DIR Carine Tardieu PROD Christophe Rossignon SCR Carine Tardieu, Michel Leclerc CAM Aurélien Devaux ED Dorian Rigal-Ansous MUS Éric Neveux CAST Karin Viard (Juliette ‘Juju’ Gotchac), Chloé Coulloud, Kad Merad, Pascal Elbé, Jane Birkin, Sarah Cohen-Hadria, Arthur Ligerot

LA VÉRITÉ OU PRESQUE, a.k.a. TRUE ENOUGH (2007) DIR Sam Karmann PROD Christian Bérard, Jean-Philippe Andraca SCR Sam Karmann, Jérôme Beaujour (novel by Stephen McCauley) CAM Matthieu Poirot-Delpech ED Philippe Bourgueil MUS Pierre Adenot CAST Karin Viard (Anne), André Dussollier, François Cluzet, Sam Karmann, Brigitte Catillon, Julie Delarme, Liliane Rovère

LA FACE CACHÉE (2007) DIR – SCR Bernard Campan PROD Jaco Van Dormael, Philippe Godeau CAM Matthieu Poirot-Delpech ED Philippe Bourgueil MUS Laurent Bertaud CAST Bernard Campan, Karin Viard (Isabelle), Jean-Hugues Anglade, Olivier Rabourdin, Tania Garbarski, France Bastoen

PARIS (2008) DIR – SCR Cédric Klapisch PROD Bruno Levy ASSOC PROD Cédric Klapisch CAM Christophe Beaucarne ED Francine Sandberg MUS Loïc Dury, Christophe Minck, Robert Burke CAST Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, François Cluzot, Karin Viard (The Baker), Mélanie Laurent, Gilles Lellouche, Zinedine Soualem, Julie Ferrier, Cédric Klapisch

LES RANDONNEURS À SAINT-TROPEZ (2008) DIR Philippe Harel PROD Adeline Lecallier SCR Philippe Harel, Eric Assous, Sylvie Bourgeois CAM Laurent Machuel ED Julie Clemenin MUS Labo Orchestra [David Hadjadj, Jérôme Rebotier] CAST Karin Viard (Coralie, dite Cora), Géraldine Pailhas, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Elbaz, Philippe Harel, Cyrille Clair, Alain Guillo, Sacha Bourdo

BABY BLUES (2008) DIR Diane Bertrand PROD Bruno Levy SCR Diane Bertrand, Bruno Japy CAM Damien Morisot ED Alice Moine MUS Beth Gibbons CAST Karin Viard (Alexandra), Stefano Accorsi, Valérie Benguigui, Jean-Marc Barr, Valérie Dumas, Stéphane De Groodt, Brice Cauvin, Jérôme Bertin

LE BAL DES ACTRICES, a.k.a. ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES and THE ACTRESS’ BALL (2009) DIR Maïwenn PROD François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne SCR Maïwenn CAM Pierre Aïm ED Laure Gardette MUS Gabriel Yared CAST Jeanne Balibar, Romane Bohringer, Julie Depardieu, Mélanie Doutey, Marina Foïs, Maïwenn, Charlotte Rampling, Karin Viard (Karin Viard), Yvan Attel, Bertrand Blier

LE CODE A CHANGÉ, a.k.a. CHANGE OF PLANS and THE PLANS HAVE CHANGED (2009) DIR Danièle Thompson PROD Alain Terzian, Christine Gozlan SCR Danièle Thompson, Christopher Thompson CAM Jean-Marc Fabre ED Sylvie Landra MUS Nicola Piovani CAST Karin Viard (Marie-Laurence ‘ML’ Claverne), Dany Boon, Marina Foïs, Patrick Bruel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Christopher Thompson, Marina Hands, Patrick Chesnais, Blanca Li, Laurent Stocker, Pierre Arditi

LES DERNIERS JOURS DU MONDE, a.k.a. HAPPY END (2009) DIR Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu PROD Bruno Péresy SCR Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu (novel by Dominique Noguez) CAM Thierry Arbogast ED Annette Dutertre CAST Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Frot, Karin Viard (Chloé), Sergio López, Clotilde Hesme, Omahyra, Sabine Azéma

LES INVITÉS DE MON PÈRE, a.k.a. MY FATHER’S GUESTS (2010) DIR Anne Le Ny PROD Bruno Levy SCR Anne Le Ny, Luc Béraud CAM Patrick Blossier ED Francine Sandberg MUS Béatrice Thiriet CAST Karin Viard (Babette Paumelle), Fabrice Luchini, Michael Aumont, Valérie Benguigui, Veronica Novak, Olivier Rabourdin

POTICHE (2010) DIR François Ozon PROD Nicolas Altmayer, Eric Altmayer SCR François Ozon (play by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Grédy) CAM Yorick Le Saux ED Laure Gardette MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard (Nadège Dumoulin), Judith Godréche, Jérémie Renier, Sergi López

RIEN À DÉCLARER, a.k.a. NOTHING TO DECLARE (2010) DIR – SCR Dany Boon PROD Eric Hubert, Jérôme Seydoux CAM Pierre Aïm ED Luc Barnier, Géraldine Rétif MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Benoît Poelvoorde, Dany Boon, Christel Pedrinelli, Karin Viard (Irène Janus), Joachim Ledeganck, Philippe Magnan, Julie Bernard, François Damiens, Olivier Gourmet

MA PART DU GÂTEAU, US title MY PIECE OF THE PIE (2011) DIR – SCR Cédric Klapisch PROD Bruno Levy CAM Christophe Beaucarne ED Francine Sandberg MUS Loïc Dury CAST Karin Viard (France), Gilles Lellouche, Audrey Lamy, Jean-Pierre Martins, Raphaëlle Godin, Fred Ulysse, Kevin Bishop, Marine Vacth, Zinedine Soualem, Cédric Klapisch

POLISSE (2011) DIR Maïwenn PROD Alain Attal SCR Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot CAM Pierre Aïm ED Laure Gardette MUS Stephen Warbeck CAST Karin Viard (Nadine), Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Karole Rocher, Emmanuelle Bercot, Arnaud Henriet, Naidra Ayadi, Jérémie Elkaim, Maïwenn

LE SKYLAB (2011) DIR – SCR Julie Delpy PROD Michael Gentile CAM Lubomir Bakchev ED Isabelle Devinck CAST Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva, Eric Elmosnino, July Delpy, Aure Atika, Noémie Lvovsky, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard (Albertine as Adult)

PARLEZ-MOI DE VOUS, a.k.a. ON AIR (2012) DIR – SCR Pierre Pinaud PROD Stephanie Carreras CAM Guillaume Deffontaines ED Valérie Deseine, Nathalie Hubert MUS Maïdi Roth CAST Karin Viard (Claire Martin / Mélina), Nicolas Duvauchelle, Nadia Barentin, Catherine Hosmalin, Patrick Fierry, Jean-Noël Brouté

DES GENS QUI S’EMBRASSENT, a.k.a. IT HAPPENED IN SAINT-TROPEZ (2013) DIR Danièle Thompson PROD Romain Le Grand, Florian Genetet-Morel SCR Danièle Thompson, Christopher Thompson CAM Jean-Marc Fabre ED Sylvie Landra MUS Stephen Warbeck CAST Kad Merad, Monica Bellucci, Eric Elmosnino, Valérie Bonneton, Max Boublil, Lou de Laâge, Clara Ponsot, Ivry Gitlis, Karin Viard (cameo)

LULU FEMME NUE, a.k.a. LULU IN THE NUDE (2013) DIR Sólveig Anspach PROD Caroline Roussel, Jean Labadie SCR Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget CAM Isabelle Razavet CAST Karin Viard (Lucie, dite Lulu), Bouli Lanners, Claude Gensac, Pascal Demolon, Philippe Rebbot, Marie Payen, Solène Rigot, Nina Meurisse

L’AMOUR EST UN CRIME PARFAIT, a.k.a. LOVE IS THE PERFECT CRIME (2013) DIR Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu PROD Francis Boespflug SCR Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu (novel by Philippe Djian) CAM Guillaume Deffontaines ED Annette Duterte MUS Caravaggio CAST Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard (Marianne), Maïwenn, Sara Forestier, Denis Podalydès, Marion Duval

WEEK-ENDS (2014) DIR Anne Villacèque PROD Nicolas Blanc SCR Anne Villacèque, Sophie Fillières (adaptation by Anne Villacèque, Sophie Fillières) CAM Pierre Milon ED Nelly Quettier CAST Karin Viard (Christine), Noémie Lvovsky, Jacques Gamblin, Ulrich Tukur, Aurélia Petit, Iliana Zabeth, Gisèle Casadesus

ON A FAILLI ÊTRE AMIES, a.k.a. ALMOST FRIENDS (2014) DIR – SCR Anne Le Ny PROD Bruno Levy CAM Jérôme Alméras ED Guerric Catala MUS Éric Neveux CAST Karin Viard (Marithé Bressy), Emmanuelle Devos, Roschy Zem, Philippe Rebbot, Anne Le Ny, Philippe Fretun

LA FAMILLE BÉLIER, a.k.a. THE BÉLIER FAMILY (2014) DIR Eric Lartigau PROD Stéphanie Bermann, Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet SCR Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg (adaptation by Eric Lartigau, Thomas Bidegain; original idea by Victoria Bedos) CAM Romain Winding ED Jennifer Augé MUS Sacha Galperine, Evgueni Galperine CAST Karin Viard (Gigi Bélier), François Damiens, Éric Elmosnino, Louane Emera, Roxane Duran, Ilian Bergala, Luca Gelberg

BELLES FAMILLES, a.k.a. FAMILIES (2015) DIR Jean-Paul Rappeneau PROD Laurent Pétin, Michèle Pétin SCR Jean-Paul Rappeneau (original idea by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Jacques Fieschi) CAM Thierry Arbogast ED Véronique Lange MUS Martin Rappeneau CAST Mathieu Amalric, Marine Vacth, Gilles Lellouche, Nicole Garcia, Karin Viard (Florence Deffe), Guillaume De Tonquédec, André Dussollier, Gemma Chan

VINGT ET UNE NUITS AVEC PATTIE, a.k.a. 21 NIGHTS WITH PATTIE (2015) DIR – SCR Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marc Larrieu PROD Francis Boespflug, Bruno Pésery CAM Yannick Ressigeac ED Annette Dutertre MUS Nicolas Repac CAST Isabelle Carré, Karin Viard (Pattie), André Dussollier, Sergi López, Laurent Poitrenaux, Denis Lavant, Philippe Rebbot

LOLO (2015) DIR Julie Delpy PROD Michael Gentile SCR Julie Delpy, Eugénie Grandval CAM Thierry Arbogast ED Virginie Bruant MUS Mathieu Lamboley CAST Dany Boon, Julie Delpy, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard (Ariane), Antoine Lounguine, Christophe Vandevelde, Elise Larnicol

LE GRAND PARTAGE, a.k.a. A PERFECT WEEKEND and THE ROOMMATES PARTY (2015) DIR – SCR Alexandra Leclère PROD Philippe Godeau CAM Jean-Marc Fabre ED Philippe Bourgeuil, Ronan Tronchot MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Karin Viard (Christine Dubreuil), Didier Bourdon, Valerie Bonneton, Michel Vuillermoz, Josiane Balasko, Patrick Chesnais, Anémone, Jackie Berroyer

LES VISITEURS: LA RÉVOLUTION, a.k.a. THE VISITORS: BASTILLE DAY (2016) DIR Jean-Marie Poiré PROD Jean-Marie Poiré, Sidonie Dumas SCR Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier (adaptation by Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier) CAM Stéphane Le Parc ED Philippe Bourgueil MUS Eric Levi CAST Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard (Adelaïde de Montmirail), Sylvie Testud, Marie-Anne Chazel, Ary Abittan, Alex Lutz

LE LOCATAIRE, a.k.a. A BUN IN THE OVEN (2016) DIR Nadège Loiseau PROD Christophe Barral, Sylvie Pialat, Toukif Ayadi SCR Nadège Loiseau, Fanny Burdino, Julien Guetta, Mazarine Pingeot (original idea by Nadège Loiseau) CAM Julien Roux ED Frédéric Baillechaiche CAST Karin Viard (Nicole Ryan), Philippe Rebbot, Hélène Vincent, Manon Kneusé, Antoine Bertrand, Stella Fenouillet

JALOUSE (2017) DIR – SCR David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos PROD Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer CAM Guillaume Deffontaines ED Virginie Bruant CAST Karin Viard (Nathalie Pécheux), Dara Tombroff, Anne Dorval, Thibault de Montalembert, Bruno Todeschini, Marie-Julie Baup

BÉCASSINE! (2018) DIR Bruno Podalydès SCR Bruno Podalydès (character created by J.P. Pinchon) CAM Patrick Blossier ED Christel Dewynter CAST Emeline Bayart, Karin Viard (Marquise de Grand-Air), Josiane Balasko, Denis Podalydès, Michel Vuillermoz, Vimala Pons

LES CHATOUILLES (2018) DIR Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer PROD François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne SCR Andéa Bescond CAM Pierre Aïm ED Valérie Deseine CAST Andréa Bescond, Karin Viard, Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Deladonchamps, Yassine Fadel, Grégory Montel, Carole Franck

VOYEZ COMME ON DANSE (2018) DIR Michel Blanc PROD Yves Marmion SCR Michel Blanc (characters created by Joseph Connolly) CAM Pierre Gantelmi d’Ille ED Maryline Monthieux CAST Karin Viard (Véro), Carole Bouquet, Charlotte Rampling, Jean-Paul Rouve, William Lebghil, Jacques Dutronc, Michel Blanc

CHANSON DOUCE (2019) DIR Lucie Borleteau PROD Nathalie Gastaldo, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Philippe Godeau SCR Lucie Borleteau, Jérémie Elkaïm (novel by Leïla Slimani) CAM Alexis Kavyrchine ED Laurence Briaud MUS Pierre Desprates CAST Karin Viard (Louise), Leïla Bekhti, Antoine Reinartz, Assya Da Silva, Noëlle Renaude, Rehab Mehal, Martine Chevallier

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE (2020) DIR Laurent Lafitte PROD Alain Attal SCR (play by Sébastien Thiery) CAM  ED Stephan Couturier CAST Karin Viard, Laurent Lafitte, Nicole Garcia, Vincent Macaigne, Hélène Vincent, Pauline Clément, Grégory Gaule

VALSES DE VIENNE (2020) DIR Marc Fitoussi PROD Christine Gozlan CAM Antoine Roch ED Catherine Schwartz MUS CAST Karin Viard (Eve), Lucas Englander, Pascale Arbillot, Benjamin Biolay, Laetitia Dosch, Michael Edlinger, Laetitia Spigarelli, Philippe Dusseau