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French writer and screenwriterwd:Q537645
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: screenwriter, writer, novelist
award received: Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Prix Médicis, Grand prix des lectrices de Elle
Emmanuèle Bernheim (December 1955 – 10 May 2017) was a French writer. She was the daughter of art collector André Bernheim and sculptress Claude de Soria. In 1993 she won the Prix Médicis with her book Sa femme. She wrote the screenplay of feature films Swimming Pool (2003) and 5x2 (2004), both directed by François Ozon. She lived in Paris and also worked for television.
In 1998 she wrote Vendredi soir (Friday night), a novel that was adapted into film by Claire Denis in 2002. She also worked with Michel Houellebecq on a film adaptation of his novel Platform.
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