Director Biography – Zoé Arène

Come and meet Zoé Arène, one of the directors selected for the 13th Edition of the Festival du film Merveilleux et Imaginaire.

Zoé Arène

After a master’s degree in directing at Insas, Zoé Arene alternates between writing and film sets as an assistant director. A Fairy Tale is her first short film, a “mockumentary” addressing the themes that are dear to her: the imaginary and the (dangerous) disenchantment of the world.

Film in competition : A Fairy Tale

Synopsis: Apprentice filmmaker, Juan makes a documentary portrait of Coco, a thirty-something-year-old marginal. The film is quickly called into question when Juan discovers that Coco thinks she’s a fairy in a disenchanted society.

Year: 2022

Runtime: 19’49

Production: Wrong Men / TopShop Films / BTBF

Country: France

Language: French


  • Director: Zoé Arène.
  • Writer: Zoé Arène.
  • Producers: Benoît Roland, Bastien Daret, Arthur Goisset, Robin Robles.
  • Key cast: Aline Mahaux – “Coco”, Juliàn Gomez – “Juan”, Laurent Micheli – “Employé Actiris”, Romane Verplancken – “Petite fille”, Marc Van Bossche – “Merlin”, Kimi Amen – “Prince charmant”, Camille Deleu – “Serveuse”.