By Mathilde Bayle

Born in Toulouse in 1979 and raised in a family of musicians, Mathilde Bayle played the piano and chamber music before turning to cinema. In 2008, she was part of the Fémis screenwriting course, under the supervision of Eve Deboise. In 2011, she directed La Chambre du nord (The North room) with the support of the G.R.E.C. In 2012, Le Maillot de bain (The Swimming trunks), produced by Les Films du Cygne, won awards in several international festivals and was released on Netflix. In 2016, she founded the "Intérieur Jeu" collective, which aims to bring screenwriters and actors together. In this context, she directed two self-produced shorts: En vouloir ou pas (To want or not) and Mon amie Pauline (My friend Pauline). El Conquistador marks a new partnership with Les Films du Cygne, with which she is also currently directing her first full-length feature film, Un Petit garçon (A little boy).

French Festivals:
. 22nd Off-Courts Trouville Festival - France Télévisions special program (September 2021)

International Festivals:
. Short of the Year (Spain, August 2021) - Jury Special Mention
. FIKE International Film Festival (Portugal, September 2021)

TV Broadcasting:
. France 2

Synopsis: Fanny has become infatuated with the handsome, womanizing Diego, for whom her heart aches. One evening, at a party, she tries to make him jealous by letting a random man hit on her… It works. But this "random man", Victorino, a Peruvian photographer, has no intention of giving up that easily.

Comedy / Drama - 20' - 2K - 2,39 - Color - France 2021

Casting: Lucile Chevalier, Victorino Flores, Marco Horanieh
Director: Mathilde Bayle
Screenplay: Mathilde Bayle & Gilles Trinques
Production: Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer: Boubkar Benzabat
Set Designer: Sophie Sinigre
Costume Designer: Pauline Bertrand
Sound: Nicolas Joly
Editor: Billie Belin
Sound Editor: Quentin Romanet
Sound Mixer: Quentin Romanet
Composer: Samuel Safa

Produced by Les Films du Cygne.
With the supports of France 2, the CNC and of the PROCIREP and the ANGOA.