Juliette Welfling began her career at age eighteen as an intern on Jean-Charles Tachella’s Cousin cousine. She later befriended Jacques Audiard while both were working as assistant editors, and she earned her first editor credit on his directorial debut See How They Fall. Welfling has received César nominations for each of Audiard’s eight films, winning four times: for See How They Fall, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, A Prophet, and Rust and Bone. She received an additional César nomination for Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, as well as a César win and Oscar nomination for Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Welfling has also collaborated with other directors including Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep) and Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Ocean’s Eight).
“What first guides me in my choices of takes are the performances, but it can sometimes also be an emotion coming with a particular light on a particular part of the frame like a face, part of a body, a tree, anything really… Something that moves you.”
—“Art of the Cut with Oscar-nominated editor Juliette Welfling” by Steve Hullfish. The full text can be found in the Appendix.