Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1998
1 October 1943
Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Film director, screenwriter, producer
www .jjannaud .com
Jean-Jacques Annaud (born 1 October 1943) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing (1981), Quest for Fire (1986), The Name of the Rose (1991), and The Lover (1997). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four Seven Years in Tibet César Awards, one David di Donatello Award, and one National Academy of Cinema Award. Annaud's first film, [1 ] (1976), received an Black and White in Color Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. [2 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Jean-Jacques Annaud was born on 1 October 1943 in
Juvisy-sur-Orge, Essonne in France. He was educated at the technical school in Vaugirard, and in 1964 graduated from the prestigious film school Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris.
Annaud began his career by directing television advertisements in the late 1960s to early 1970s. In his first feature film,
from 1976, he used personal experience obtained during his own military service in Black and White in Color Cameroon. The film won an Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. His third film [3 ] received two Quest for Fire (La Guerre du feu) Césars for best film and best director.
In 1986, Annaud directed
, a film adaptation of The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco's popular novel of the same name. The film version, with a screenplay written by Andrew Birkin, won two BAFTA Film Awards and was the subject of another 14 wins & two nominations. Jean-Jacques Annaud spent four years preparing for the film, traveling throughout the United States as well as Europe, searching for the perfect cast and film set locations. He supposedly felt personally intrigued by the project, among other things because of a lifelong fascination with medieval churches and a great familiarity with Latin and Greek.
, a film adaptation of the life of Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer, he reportedly received a lifelong denial of entry to China, along with starring actors Brad Pitt and David Thewlis. In 2012 however, Annaud was invited to chair the jury at the Shanghai Film Festival. [4 ] [5 ]
In 2000 he wrote and produced
directed by Running Free Sergei Bodrov. He also directed the 2001 film , detailing the exploits of Enemy at the Gates Vassili Zaitsev during the Battle of Stalingrad.
In 2006 Annaud started filming
, a fantasy-comedy which was filmed in His Majesty Minor Benitatxell and Benigembla, basically in the district of the Marina Alta, which is located in the Valencian Community.
His latest film is
, an epic drama set in the 1930s Black Gold Arab states which premiered in 2011. The film was filmed in Tunisia and Qatar.
Annaud's most recent project is the film adaptation of the award-winning best-selling Chinese novel
. Wolf Totem [6 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
(1976, Black and White in Color Noirs et Blancs en couleur or La Victoire en chantant)
(1978, Hothead ) Coup de tête
(1981, Quest for Fire La Guerre du feu)
(1986, The Name of the Rose Der Name der Rose or Le Nom de la rose)
(1988, The Bear L'Ours)
(1991, The Lover L'Amant)
(1995, Wings of Courage Guillaumet, les ailes du courage)
(1997, Seven Years in Tibet Sept ans au Tibet)
(2001, Enemy at the Gates Stalingrad)
(2004, Two Brothers Deux frères)
(2007, His Majesty Minor Sa majesté Minor)
(2011, Day of the Falcon Black Gold or Or Noir)
(2015, Wolf Totem Le Dernier Loup)
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
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