Coralie Miller is a playwright and theatre director who has been writing historical, political, scientific and social documentary films for French television for a number of years. For Arte, 2018 she wrote Sauvages, au cœur des zoos humains, directed by Bruno Victor-Pujebet and Pascal Blanchard; for France 5, François Barré’s Du soleil et des hommes; and for Laurnet Charbonnier, Chambord, le cycle éternel, which will premier in cinema in 2019.
In 2017 she directed her first film: Français juifs, les enfants de Marianne on the relationship between Jews and the Republic.
Her adaptation of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, which premiered at Lille in 2015, is still on tour in France (including a staging at the Avignon Festival). The three exceptional performances played at the Bobino and Comedia Theatres this year in Paris were attended, among others, by Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men Marlène Schiappa, actresses Muriel Robin and Carole Bouquet and comedian Sophia Aram.
Her first work this year, Le journal de ma fille about love and family relations, is playing at the Tête d’Or Theatre, Lyon, directed by Jean-Luc Moreau and starring Philippe Philippe and Anne Jacquemin.
Terminus, her second theatrical creation in 2018, premiered at Paris’s ‘Mises en capsules’ festival. Mikaël Chirinian directs Geneviève Casile, Léïla Guérémy and Zoé Bruneau in this play on femininity.
LE JOURNAL DE MA FILLE (MY DAUGHTER'S DIARY)
(1 woman, 1 man)
Simon and Magali have been separated for several months. But when they discover that their 15-year-old daughter lied to them to run away for a weekend with friends, they decide to read her diary together. That decision hurls their lives into a tailspin. Discovering that their teenage daughter’s love life is more mature than they believed and reading her account of her everyday life force them to confront their past. They reflect on the wisdom of their abrupt separation and the values they tried to instil in her, about which they themselves don’t agree. Skimming over these pages uproots all the couple’s woes and unsettled scores. Funny and vibrant, the play also affords keen insight into parents’ bewilderment in modern society.
In its rendering of family life with or without a partner, it reminds us that we should never, ever read our kids’ diaries. Except, well...