Sophie Fiennes  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Sophie Victoria Fiennes (born in 1967) is an English filmmaker. Exploring a broad range of ideas and diverse modes of creativity, Fiennes' films play with notions of performance and identity.


She is the daughter of photographer Mark Fiennes and novelist/painter Jini Fiennes(AKA Jennifer Lash), and the sister of Ralph Fiennes, Martha Fiennes, Magnus Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes.

Following a foundation course in painting at Chelsea School of Art, Fiennes worked with director Peter Greenaway from 1987 – 1992. She managed the UK based dance company, The Michael Clark Company from 1992-1994 and began making her own films in 1998. With Greenaway she worked on films and TV projects including Drowning by Numbers and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. She met the British choreographer and dancer Michael Clark in 1990 during the shooting of Prospero’s Books, in which Clark performed the role of Caliban in the film. This led to Fiennes producing Michael Clark's Modern Masterpiece (Mmm...), Clark's live stage work which toured Japan, Canada and the UK, winning the Time Out award for Best Live Event of the Year.


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