International Film Heritage Festival

Yangon, 4 – 13 November 2016

Isabelle Glachant

Isabelle Glachant
Isabelle Glachant is an independent producer based in Beijing. She is the founder and CEO of production and sales companies Chinese Shadows and Asian Shadows, which aim to represent new generations of Asian directors by introducing their work to the world. While Chinese Shadows works with Chinese directors, Asian Shadows has expanded beyond China’s mainland to produce and handle international sales for movies made in Taiwan and Indonesia.

« A generation of directors has emerged in Southeast Asian nations that are similar to the sixth-generation Chinese directors from 15 years ago » comments Glachant. Her role is often to establish a bridge between the Chinese and European film industries and professionals. She is the producer of the Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai whose  Shanghai Dreams (2005) won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival, In Love We Trust (2008) got Silver Bear Best Script at the Berlin Film Festival, and Chongqing Blues (2010) was selected for the official competition at Cannes Film Festival. Another important project was 11 Flowers (2011), the first French-Chinese co-production in recent years. Before being producer, she studied cinema in France and Chinese in Guangzhou (China), and was correspondent for Canal +, a French movie channel, and Audiovisual Attaché at the French embassy in Beijing.