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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Lisa Cholodenko

Lisa Cholodenko was born in 1964 and has been working in films since 1990. She has been assistant editor on many films, including John Singleton’s Boyz N’ The Hood, Beeban Kidron’s Used People and Gus Van Sant’s To Die For. While studying directing and screenwriting at Columbia University, she worked with Milos Forman and directed two shorts : Souvenir, which won a prize at the London Film Festival in 1994 and was seen in many festivals, and Dinner Party, which won the BFI’s Channel 4 Prize and was distributed in Great Britain, France and Switzerland. Her first feature, High Art, was screened at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 1998 and won the best screenplay award at the Sundance Festival.