Stéphane Mercurio (France)

Stéphane Mercurio studied Law at Université Panthéon Sorbonne. She worked in the press and humanitarian field. She is also the former editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine La rue, distributed by homeless people. She directed numerous short films and documentaries for television. A Coté (Next Door), her multi-awarded first feature-length film, talks about prisons through the convicts families gathered in facilities whenever they come to visit their incarcerated relatives.


  • Scènes de ménages avec Clémentine
    18´, France, 1992
  • Cherche avenir avec toit
    59´, France, 1996
  • Le bout du bout du monde
    55´, France, 2001
  • Sans principe, ni précaution, le distilbène
    59´, France, 2002
  • Hôpital au bord de la crise de nerfs
    52´, France, 2003
  • Louise, son père, ses mères, son frère et ses soeurs
    56´, France, 2004
  • À côté/ Next Door
    92´, France, 2007
  • Mourir? Plutôt crever!
    94´, France, 2010

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