Catherine Deneuve, who has left her mark on French cinema for more than the last 50 years, comes from a family of actors: her mother Renée was a theatre actress, while her father Maurice Dorléac acted in films and headed the Paramount dubbing studios. Deneuve made her screen debut at the age of 13, before achieving her international breakthrough as an actress with Jacques Demy's LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG at the age of 21. She has appeared in over 100 films of every different genre. In the early years of her career, she worked with directors such as Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut and Roman Polanski, collaborations that are now celebrated as film historical classics. Her versatility knows no bounds, not least when she works with younger directors and gets involved in experiments such as JE VEUX VOIR. Catherine Deneuve has again and again proven her ability to undermine her own image as a cool, unapproachable beauty.
On December 7, Catherine Deneuve will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Film Academy in Berlin. It gives us great pleasure to be able to welcome her to Arsenal on December 6 as well as to show ten films in which she starred from 6.-11.12.