Swann Arlaud
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Swann Arlaud Series

Members of French diplomatic network
Before winning the César for Most Promising Actor for Anarchists (“Anarchistes”) in 2016 and the Best Actor Prize at the tenth Angouleme Francophone Film Festival in 2017, Swann Arlaud had played small roles for Rebecca Zlotowski (Dear Prudence (“Belle épine”)) and Jean-Pierre Améris (Romantics Anonymous (“Les émotifs anonymes”), The Man Who Laughs (“L'homme qui rit”)). He then made a major impression at the latest Cannes Critics’ Week.

He dreamed of writing, excelled at graffiti and studied decorative arts in Strasbourg, where he met a new generation of directors including Clément Cogitorre and Rachel Lang for whom he would go on to act. Today, he is working on his first short film, a portrait of a 20-year-old boy inspired by his brother. “It’s the story of a white teenager who dreams of being black and rapping.”