Sara Forestier

Sara Forestier

Sara Forestier at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1986-10-04) 4 October 1986
Occupation Actress, director, screenwriter
Years active 2001—present

Sara Forestier (born 4 October 1986) is a French actress and director.

Life and career

Forestier began her film career in 2001.

She received a César Award for Most Promising Actress for her performance in Games of Love and Chance (2003). She won the César Award for Best Actress in 2011 for her performance in Le Nom des gens (2009).

Forestier resides in Paris.

Selected filmography

As actress

Year Title Role Director Notes
2004 Games of Love and Chance Lydia Abdellatif Kechiche César Award for Most Promising Actress
2005 Le courage d'aimer Salomé Claude Lelouch
How Much Do You Love Me? Muguet Bertrand Blier
Hell Hell Bruno Chiche
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Abba (voice) Stefan Fjeldmark
A Few Days in September Orlando Santiago Amigorena
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Jeanne Tom Tykwer
2007 To Each His Own Cinema (sketch Cinéma érotique) The Cinema's Till Girl Roman Polanski (sketch)
2008 Sandrine in the Rain Sandrine Tonino Zangardi
2009 Humains Nadia Jacques-Olivier Molon
Wild Grass Élodie Alain Resnais
Victor Alice Thomas Gilou
2010 The Names of Love (Le Nom des gens) Bahia Benmahmoud Michel Leclerc César Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) France Gall Joann Sfar
2012 Paris by Night Laurence Deray
Télé gaucho Clara Michel Leclerc
2013 Suzanne Suzanne Merevsky Katell Quillévéré Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
Love Is the Perfect Crime Annie
Love Battles Elle Jacques Doillon
2015 Standing Tall Séverine Emmanuelle Bercot Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2008 Un, deux, toi Yes Short film
2009 T Moi Yes Short film
2016 M. Yes Yes

Other awards



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