Amira Casar made her big-screen debut in the 1989 drama film ‘Erreur de jeunesse’ directed by Radovan Tadic. Following her debut, she went on to star in films like ‘Ainsi soient-elles’ (1995), ‘Tiré à part’ (1996), ‘Mirada liquida’ (1996), and ‘Marie from the Bay of Angels’ (1997). She portrayed ‘Sandra Benzakhem’ in the 1997 French film ‘La Vérité si je mens !’ directed by Thomas Gilou. The film was a major financial success and became the highest-grossing French film of 1997. Casar also received a ‘César Award’ nomination for her performance in the film. She next starred in films such as ‘Why Not Me?’ (1999), ‘Le Derrière’ (1999), ‘Tôt ou tard’ (2000), ‘Le coeur à l'ouvrage’ (2000), ‘Quand on sera grand’ (2001), and ‘La Vérité si je mens ! 2’ (2001). In 2001, she starred as ‘Myriem’ in the French thriller drama film ‘How I Killed My Father’ directed by Anne Fontaine. The film received positive reviews from critics and holds an 89% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The following year, she played the role of ‘Marianne’ in the Claude Duty-directed French musical comedy-drama film ‘Hypnotized and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted).’ The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and received 2 ‘César Award’ nominations for Best First Feature Film and Most Promising Actress. She next portrayed ‘Assia Wevill’ in the 2003 British biographical drama film ‘Sylvia’ directed by Christine Jeffs. The film opened to a mixed reception and received a 37% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Casar continued to star in films such as ‘Rien, voilà l'ordre’ (2004), ‘Anatomy of Hell’ (2004), ‘The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes’ (2005), ‘To Paint or Make Love’ (2005), ‘Transylvania’ (2006), ‘The Last Mistress’ (2007), ‘Kandisha’ (2008), ‘Nuit de chien’ (2008), ‘Park Benches’ (2009), ‘Playoff’ (2011), ‘Michael Kohlhaas’ (2012), and ‘Spiritismes’ (2013). In 2014, she starred as ‘Anne-Marie Munoz’ in the French biographical drama film ‘Saint Laurent’ directed by Bertrand Bonello. The film received 10 César Award nominations and holds a 60% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Casar was next seen in films like ‘The Last Summer of the Rich’ (2015), ‘Me and Kaminski’ (2015), ‘Night of 1000 Hours’ (2016), ‘Call Me by Your Name’ (2017), ‘At Eternity's Gate’ (2018), ‘Sisters in Arms’ (2019), and ‘Curiosa’ (2019). She was last seen playing the role of ‘Sophie Mohsin’ in the 2022 American action thriller film ‘The Contractor’ directed by Tarik Saleh. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure.
Set in the summer of 1983, it is a story of a blossoming romance. Seventeen-year old Elio Perlman is spending his vacation with family at their villa in Lombardy, Italy, where he meets 24-year old doctorate student Oliver who comes to work as an intern for Elio’s father. Their initial friendship soon blooms into true love, changing their lives forever.
Kandisha is a mystery horror thriller film which tells the story of Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, who is shattered when she loses her daughter. She tries to find out the mystery behind her death, which brings her against a vengeful spirit from the 14th century named Kandisha.
Sylvia is a biographical drama film which tells the story of Sylvia Plath, who wants to become a writer. Shattered by the death of her father, by the time she enrolls in college, she becomes emotionally fragile, and begins to suffer from depression. Eventually, she travels to Cambridge to study literature where she meets poet Ted Hughes. She gets married to him, and soon, she seems to find success in the literary world as well. However, Sylvia soon becomes obsessed with death.
Michael Kohlhaas is a horse dealer living a good and happy life with his family in the 16th century. When a lord treats him unjustly, he decides to wage a war against him. He raises an army by himself just to have his rights restored.
Saint Laurent is a biographical film which revolves around the life of Saint Laurent, famous French fashion designer. The film focuses on his life from 1967 to 1976, when he was at the peak of his career.