Virginie Efira

Alice Winocour: ‘Post-traumatic memory is something very specific’

By Hannah Strong

The French filmmaker on the nuances of recreating a real-life terrorist attack in her reflective new film, Paris Memories.

Rien a Perdre – first-look review

By Catherine Bray

Virginie Efira delivers a typically committed performance opposite young breakout star Félix Lefebvre in this debut fiction from Delphine Deloget.

Other People’s Children

By David Jenkins

Virginie Efira delivers a sublime performance as a journalist who develops a strong bond with her boyfriend's daughter in Rebecca Zlotowski's romantic dramedy.

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Why Virginie Efira should win the Best Actress Oscar

By Ryan Coleman

The Belgian actress has been quietly building a body of excellent work, defined by her empathetic portrayals of multifaceted women.

Other People’s Children – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Rebecca Zlotowski’s wistful character study of a woman navigating the highs and lows of middle age bursts with passion and insight.

Paris Memories – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Alice Winocour draws on her brother’s experiences of the 2015 Bataclan attack to create a drama about recovering from trauma.


By Hannah Strong

Dutch master provocateur Paul Verhoeven serves up a blasphemous delight in his convent-set Italian romp.

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Bye Bye Morons

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Despite Virginie Efira’s best efforts, this inane comedy from director Albert Dupontel is destined to be forgotten.


Benedetta – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Lip-smacking provocation and saucy humour abounds in Paul Verhoeven’s rip-roaring nunsploitation romp.

Nuns get hot under the collar in the Benedetta trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Virginie Efira, Lambert Wilson and Charlotte Rampling lead Paul Verhoeven’s Cannes-bound drama.

Paul Verhoeven is making a film about a lesbian nun

By Little White Lies

Elle star Virginie Efira is playing a 17th-century Sister for the provocative Dutch director.

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