Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier
Bertrand Blier 2011.jpg
Bertrand Blier in 2011
Born (1939-03-14) 14 March 1939 (age 77)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupation Film director, writer
Years active 1959–present

Bertrand Blier (born 14 March 1939) is a French film director and writer. His 1978 film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.[1]

He is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier. His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] His 2005 film How Much Do You Love Me? was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the Silver George for Best Director.[3]

A defence of Blier's work until 2000 was written by Sue Harris, Queen Mary College, London and published in 2001 by Manchester University Press.[4]

Personal life[edit]

With his former wife Françoise, to whom he was married for twenty years, he has a daughter named Béatrice.[5] He also has a son, Léonard, born 1993, with actress Anouk Grinberg.[6] He is married to actress Farida Rahouadj, with whom he has a daughter named Leila.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Other
1959 Oh ! Qué mambo Yes As 1st assistant director
1961 Arrêtez les tambours Yes As assistant director
1961 Le Monocle noir Yes As assistant director
1963 The Virgin of Nuremberg Yes As assistant director
1963 Hitler, connais pas Yes Documentary
Locarno International Film Festival - Silver Sail
1966 La Grimace Yes Yes Short
1967 If I Were a Spy Yes Yes
1971 Laisse aller... c'est une valse Yes
1974 Going Places Yes Yes
1976 Calmos Yes Yes
1978 Get Out Your Handkerchiefs Yes Yes Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director (runner-up)
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay (runner-up)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay (runner-up)
1979 Buffet froid Yes Yes César Award for Best Writing
1981 Beau-père Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
1983 Debout les crabes, la mer monte ! Yes
1983 My Best Friend's Girl Yes Yes
1984 Our Story Yes Yes César Award for Best Original Screenplay
1986 Tenue de soirée Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
1989 Too Beautiful for You Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Director
César Award for Best Writing
1991 Merci la vie Yes Yes Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
1991 My Life Is Hell Yes As actor
1991 Lest We Forget Yes Segment: Pour Alirio de Crisanto Mederos, Vénézuela
1992 Patrick Dewaere Yes As himself
1993 1, 2, 3, Sun Yes Yes Stockholm International Film Festival - Bronze Horse for Best Film
Venice Film Festival - Grand Prize of the European Academy
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
1995 Jamais seul avec toi Yes Short; co-producer
1996 My Man Yes Yes Nominated—Berlin Film Festival - Golden Bear
2000 Actors Yes Yes Also actor
2003 Les Côtelettes Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
2004 Pédale dure Yes
2005 How Much Do You Love Me? Yes Yes Also actor
Moscow Film Festival - Silver George for Best Director
2009 All About Actresses Yes As actor
2010 The Clink of Ice Yes Yes Venice Film Festival - Europa Cinemas Label
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Original Screenplay
2015 Papa, Alexandre, Maxime et Eduardo Yes Short; as actor
2016 Existe en blanc Yes Yes

Theatre[edit]

  • 1997: Les Côtelettes
  • 2010: Désolé pour la moquette...

Published works[edit]

  • 1972: Les Valseuses
  • 1981: Beau-père
  • 1997: Les Côtelettes
  • 1998: Existe en blanc
  • 2001: Pensées, répliques et anecdotes
  • 2010: Désolé pour la moquette...

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "28th Moscow International Film Festival (2006)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ Bertrand Blier - In the series French Film Directors. ISBN 0-7190-5297-1
  5. ^ a b "Bertrand Blier". VSD. 
  6. ^ "Un Deux Trois, Anouk Grinberg!". Le Soir. 

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