Isild Le Besco

Isild Le Besco (born 22 November 1982) is a French actress and filmmaker. She is of mixed Breton, Vietnamese, French, and Algerian descent.[1]

Isild Le Besco
Born (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982
Paris, France
OccupationActress, film director, screenwriter, producer, film editor
Years active1990–present
RelativesMaïwenn (sister)

She has starred in many films, including Sade (2000), a French film starring Daniel Auteuil, and in The Good Heart, directed by Dagur Kari. She is the sister of actress and film director Maiwenn, and the daughter of actress Catherine Belkhodja.


Feature films

Short films

  • 1999: Cinematon #995 by Gérard Courant
  • 1991: Place des Vosges by Catherine Belkhodja
  • 1997: Anniversaires by Rosette
  • 1997: Kub Valium by Marine Ledu
  • 1997: Les Vacances by Emmanuelle Bercot
  • 1997: Coquillettes by Joséphine Flasseur
  • 1998: Les amis de Ninon by Rosette
  • 2000: Des Anges by Julien Leloup
  • 2003: Quelqu'un vous aime
  • 2003: Dans la foret noire by Joséphine Flasseur
  • 2016: Cinématon #2944 by Gérard Courant



  • 1998: Demi-tarif
  • 2004: Charly
  • 2010: Bas-fonds



Other media

  • "Marais," narrator—an audio walking tour of the Paris neighborhood. Created by Soundwalk[2]


  • 2000: Prix du meilleur scénario Junior au festival de Paris pour son premier scénario: Demi-tarif
  • 2001: Étoile d'or de la révélation féminine for Sade, by Benoît Jacquot.
  • 2001: Nomination: 7 d'or pour le Choix d'Elodie
  • 2001: Nomination: César Award du Meilleur espoir féminin pour Sade
  • 2001: Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress for Sade
  • 2002: Nomination: César du Meilleur espoir féminin pour Roberto Succo
  • 2004: Prix spécial du Jury a l'European first film festival d’Angers pour Demi -tarif
  • 2004: Prix Procirep. Premiers plans. Angers pour Demi-tarif
  • 2004: Special price of Jury du festival de Séoul pour Demi-tarif
  • 2005: Grand Prix du Jury. Crossing Europe Festival. Linz pour Demi-tarif
  • 2004: Nomination pour le prix Louis Deluc pour Demi-tarif
  • 2006: Prix Marcello Mastroianni a la Mostra de Venise (best new actress)


  1. "The Wild Child of French Cinema". The New York Times. 24 April 2005. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. Soundwalk. Accessed 21 September 2009.
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