“Regarde-moi” (Look at me). The title of the film in which Eye Haïdara played her first major role was rather auspicious and announced the career that we know. Nine years later, she was reunited with director Audrey Estrougo for “Jailbirds”, which gave her the opportunity to star alongside Sophie Marceau and Julie Gayet.
In the meantime, she played under the direction of Jean-Luc Godard in “Film Socialisme” and played with Guillaume Gouix in “Jimmy Rivière” and Joey Starr and Manu Payet in “Les Gorilles”. In the latter, she crossed paths with Gilles Lellouche, whom she would insult three years later in one of the memorable opening scenes of the Eric Toledano/Olivier Nakkache duo’s hit “C’est la Vie!”. This role as Jean-Pierre Bacri’s assistant in the sprawling organisation of a wedding earned Eye Haïdara a nomination for the “César du meilleur Espoir féminin” and another for the Prix Lumière in the same category.
She then went on to work on “La Lutte des classes” for Michel Leclerc and joined the cast of “Someone, Sowehere” by Cédric Klapisch and “Le Prince oublié” by Michel Hazanavicius. She inspired the duo Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière for the TV version of “Papa ou maman” and had to deal with “Un Homme d’honneur” played by Kad Merad for TF1 last spring.