Robert Guédiguian

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Robert Guédiguian
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Guédiguian in 2011
Born Robert Jules Guédiguian
(1953-12-03) 3 December 1953 (age 61)
Marseille, France
Nationality France
Occupation Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1980–present

Robert Jules Guédiguian (born 3 December 1953) is a French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. Most of his films star Ariane Ascaride and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.

Life and career[edit]

Guédiguian is the son of a German mother and an Armenian father. He evokes his paternal roots in his 2006 film Le Voyage en Armenie. He has a working-class background - his father is a worker on the Marseille docks. He became concerned with political questions and for a while was involved with the French Communist Party. In 2008 he joined the Left Party.

Like Marcel Pagnol and René Allio before him, he anchors his films in social reality. His films are strongly marked by the local and regional environment of the city of Marseille, and in particular L'Estaque, (north-west Marseille), for example in Marius et Jeannette. His 2011 film The Snows of Kilimanjaro premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]


Director / Producer[edit]


  • 1980: Fernand
  • 1980: Dernier Été (Last Summer)
  • 1986: Ki Lo Sa
  • 1985: Rouge Midi
  • 1989: Dieu vomit les tièdes
  • 1993: L'argent fait le bonheur
  • 1995: À la vie, à la mort! ('Til Death Do Us Part)
  • 1997: Marius et Jeannette
  • 1998: Where the Heart Is
  • 2000: À l'attaque! (Charge!)
  • 2000: La ville est tranquille (The Town Is Quiet)
  • 2002: Marie-Jo et ses 2 amours (Marie-Jo And Her 2 Loves)
  • 2004: Mon père est ingénieur (My Father is an Engineer)
  • 2006: Le Voyage en Arménie (Journey to Armenia)
  • 2007: Lady Jane
  • 2009: The Army of Crime
  • 2011: Les Neiges du Kilimanjaro
  • 2014: Ariane's Thread
  • 2015: Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad


  • 1990: L'ami Giono: Jofroi de la Maussan (TV movie)
  • 2002: Lulu as Marius


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Cannes film festival 2011: The full lineup". (London). 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 

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