Maria Schneider, 1983

Short Film and Multi-Channel Video Installation
Written & Directed by Elisabeth Subrin
Starring Golshifteh Farahani and Aissa Maiga
Producer Helen Olive, 5 à 7 Films, Paris
Executive Producer Scott Macaulay, Forensic Films, New York
In preproduction for Winter 2022 production in Paris, France

An experimental cinematic recreation of a 1983 television interview with the late French actress Maria Schneider (1952-2011), recreated three times with actresses representing different perspectives on the material. Starring Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, About Elly, Extraction) and Aïssa Maïga (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Paris Je T'aime, Bamako, The African Doctor).

A biographical subject is not temporally or cohesively defined; it moves through the bodies of both those who write it, and those who read it. At its core, a biography is a multiplicity; collectively written and cross-historical. —E.S.