Amanda Sthers Amanda Sthers Amanda Sthers is French but lives in Los Angeles. She has written eleven novels, which have been translated into more than fifteen languages. She is also playwright and has received critical acclaim for her staged works. Sthers’ 2006 work Old Blonde Jew ( Le vieux juif blonde) has become a mainstay of the curriculum at Harvard University’s theatre courses. « Le Lien » was a big success at the prestigious Avignon Festival. She wrote seven plays. Many of her works have traveled outside of her native France and have been re-staged at prominent venues around the world. In 2011 she was made a Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government for her significant and original contributions to the literary arts. Evolving as a screenwriter and director with the addition of films to her repertoire, Sthers debuted with her 2009 film Je vais te manquer starring Carole Bouquet, Michael Lonsdale, and Mélanie Thierry. Her first English language film Madame starring multiple award winners Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, and Rossy de Palma in the lead roles debuted in Sydney, Australia in August 2017 was released in the US and throughout Europe, Asia, Russia and the South America. (it was sold in more than 50 countries). She adapted her novel « Holy Lands » (published by Bloomsbury in the US) an English language film which is about to be released in the US, which stars Rosanna Arquette, James Caan, Tom Hollander, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. She is also the CEO of IDEA(L), making it obviously a very artist friendly production company.
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