Arte : Passion Fanny Ardant

Title :  Passion Fanny Ardant 

Duration : 52’

Channel : Arte

Director : William Karel

Producers : Cathy Palumbo et Victor Robert


William Karel meets Fanny Ardant on the set of The Woman Next Door by François Truffaut. He was the director’s photographer at the time. Fanny and François then have a romantic relationship. On Vivement DImanche, Truffaut is struck down by devastating cancer and dies a few months later. Fanny is devastated. This love story will determine his whole life. Since then, she has traced a very personal furrow totally marked by their history. Towards the freedom they both cherished. It is therefore from this love story and unpublished images filmed by William Karel that the director wishes to tell Fanny Ardant.

Partners: Arte France, CNC, PROCIREP ANGOA
Directed by: William Karel
Producers: Cathy Palumbo & Victor Robert
Editing: William Karel & Pauline Pallier
Original music: Olivier Militon
Documentalist : Emmanuelle Nowak
Production Director : Mathilde Le Postec
Production Manager: Eloise Brannens
Post-production: Waymel

Broadcast 2023