Maria Giménez Cavallo
Maria Giménez Cavallo was born in New York in 1992 to an Italian-American mother and Spanish father. After graduating from Columbia University, she moved to Paris to work with Abdellatif Kechiche as artistic collaborator, assistant director, casting director, and editor for the trilogy Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno.
In 2018, Maria was selected to participate in the Laboratorio Armani between Milan and Rome, with Luca Guadagnino and his crew from Call Me By Your Name. She also helped Hafsia Herzi edit her film feature film Tu mérites un amour.
Maria then moved to Rome to collaborate with Pietro Marcello, Alice Rohrwacher, and Francesco Munzi on set and in the editing room, for a documentary shot on 16mm throughout Italy: Futura (Cannes Quinzaine des réalisateurs 2021) and later followed Pietro back to Paris where she assisted him on his French film L’Envol.
She has since made a few short films which depict the poetry of nature: The Little Shepherdess (Cannes Quinzaine des réalisateurs shortlist 2020), Pastourelle, The Walking Forest, and Tale of the Great Oak.