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Amanda Sthers: writing novels, plays, and the art of directing your own movie adaptations.


Amanda is a French writer. She is the author of 14 novels, translated into more than 15 languages, including "Chicken Street," "Les promesses," and "Le café suspendu." Amanda has also written 6 plays, including "Le vieux Juif blonde," which achieved considerable success in France and abroad. It is now studied at Harvard University and performed on stages around the world. In addition to these activities, Amanda has written children's books, the official biography of Johnny Hallyday, and songs for artists like Patrick Bruel and Isabelle Boulay. In 2009, she directed her first film, "Je vais te manquer," for which she also wrote the screenplay. She went on to direct two more films, "Madame" and "Holy Lands" (2017 and 2019), adapting the screenplays from her novels of the same name. Since 2015, Amanda has been living in Los Angeles, and her films are in English, featuring actors of the caliber of James Caan, Rosanna Arquette, and Harvey Keitel. For her fourth film as a director, Amanda adapted her novel "Les Promesses," released in 2015. The filming took place during the Covid-19 pandemic and brought together actors such as Jean Reno, Pierfrancesco Favino, Kelly Reilly, and even her eldest son, Léon Hesby. You can contact her on Instagram, @amandasthers.



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