Photo - Marion Jhöaner

Born in 1994, Marion Jhöaner lives and works in Paris. She graduated in 2018 from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in Photography/Video, after studying at the Beaux Arts de Clermont-Ferrand and the Edinburgh College of Arts in Scotland in the Film department.

She makes fiction films with stories that revolve around the theme of secrecy, with a certain taste for mystery, such as Forbidden Fruit (selected for the 2017 Unifrance Prize), Beyond the Depths (bought by TV5 Monde and Ciné+) and recently, What Comes at Night (awarded at the Villeurbanne Film Festival).

Deeply influenced by the wilderness of Northern Europe, she has made her documentary films in Scotland for The Living, the Dead and the Seamen (Best Director Award at the Auch Festival) and in Iceland for Synti, synti – the flayed island (selected for Images en Bibliothèques 2020), in which she explores the difficult lives of fishermen.

Today, she works on writing feature-length fiction projects, as well as a documentary, while at the same time as a reader and script consultant for various institutions and production companies.