who I am
Sleeping is essentially the only time during which I am not writing; or thinking about writing
(although there are a few exceptions that I will refrain from elaborating on)
Jean-Louis Milesi was born in Italy, came to France at 2 months old, to Paris at 27, to California at 54.
Graduated from Kindergarden, he flees the university after a few weeks.
He does odd jobs that permit him to discover (among other things) the heart of a nuclear power plant, also a desert region at the Iran-Iraq border, and some heady vapors of wine tanks in Provence.
He goes to Paris to try film making and becomes a screenwriter without really wanting to, (he just wanted to write his own stories). The films that he writes for Robert Guédiguian are a national and international success (Marius and Jeannette, The town is quiet, Marie-Jo and her 2 lovers, The Snows of Kilimanjaro…).
He goes to California for a family project. This quaking land shakes his neurons like a tree, some new ideas fall on the floor: his first american movie Don't Give Up The Ghost (script, direction, production, editing, acting...), the script The Blood Remains The Same (will be directed by Pitof), a french novel Les bottes de Clint Eastwood...
Cannes Film Festival
Berlin Inter. Film Festival
Biennale di Venezia
Torino Inter. Film Festival
San Sebastian Inter. Film Festival
Toronto Inter. Film Festival
Palm Beach Inter. Film Festival
San Francisco Inter. Film Festival
Valladolid Inter. Film Festival
prizes and nominations : screenwriter
Prix des Lumières de Paris, meilleur scénario, 2012
Finaliste Mid-Carer Grant, San Francisco Film Society, 2011
Prix Charles Spaak, Université Européenne d'Écriture, 2006
Nomination meilleur scénario, European Film Arwards, 2001
Prix du meilleur scénario, Festival de Mons, 2000
Nomination meilleur scénario, César 1998
Mention Spéciale pour le scénario, San Sebastian, 1998
Prix Henri Jeanson (SACD) 1997
prizes : director
Prix Spécial du Jury, Tokyo, 2008
Mention Spéciale du Jury, Luchon, 2002