André Téchiné

Director, Screenwriter, Critic
Wide-eyed country boy Andre Techine relocated to Paris from his provincial hometown in southwest France at the age of 19 and, though he did not gain admittance to his country's top film school, was soon writing movie ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1943 in France

Filmography

Writer (23)

In the Name of My Daughter 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Unforgivable 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl on the Train 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Witnesses 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Changing Times 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Strayed 2004 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Loin 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alice and Martin 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Voleurs 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ma Saison Preferee 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wild Reeds 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

J'embrasse pas 1991 (Movie)

adaptation and dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Mauvaise Fille 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Lieu du Crime 1987 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Le Lieu du Crime 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Lieu du Crime 1987 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Les Innocents 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rendez-vous 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hotel des Ameriques 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bronte Sisters 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Barocco 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aloise 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Souvenirs d'en France 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (21)

In the Name of My Daughter 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

La Matiouette 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Unforgivable 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl on the Train 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Witnesses 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Changing Times 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Strayed 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

A CONVERSATION WITH EMMANUELLE BEART 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Loin 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Alice and Martin 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Voleurs 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Ma Saison Preferee 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Wild Reeds 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

J'embrasse pas 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Lieu du Crime 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Innocents 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Rendez-vous 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Hotel des Ameriques 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bronte Sisters 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Barocco 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Souvenirs d'en France 1974 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

40X15: Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Les Ministeres de l'art 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (1)

Les Innocents 1987 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)
Producer (1)

La Californie 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

The Sky Above Paris 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

Wide-eyed country boy Andre Techine relocated to Paris from his provincial hometown in southwest France at the age of 19 and, though he did not gain admittance to his country's top film school, was soon writing movie reviews for the prestigious CAHIERS DU CINEMA. He made his directorial debut with "Pauline s'en va" (1969) and followed with "Souvenirs d'en France" (1976), while providing screenplays for other directors (i.e., Liliane Dekermadec's "Aloise" 1975). He demonstrated his flair for richly textured, atmospheric storytelling with the aptly titled thriller "Barocco" (1977), starring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani, but faltered somewhat with the sluggish, well-crafted "The Bronte Sisters" (1978)--worthwhile mainly for the superlative performances of Isabelle Huppert, Marie-France Pisier and Adjani, as well as the sole dramatic outing of literary theorist Roland Barthes (a fan of Techine's) in the role of William Thackery. The director himself has said: "I think my first films were too theoretical. They were too inspired by cinema, and not by real life."

Milestones

2007

Directed "The Witnesses/Les Témoins"; film is set in Paris in 1984, during the outbreak of AIDS

2004

Helmed the Morocco-set drama, "Changing Times/Les temps qui changent" starring Deneuve and Depardieu

2003

Directed the feature adaptation, "Strayed/Les égarés" based on the novel, Le Garçon aux yeux gris by Gilles Perrault

2001

Helmed the feature "Loin/Far" (shot in digital video)

1998

Reteamed with Binoche for "Alice and Martin" (released in the US in 1999)

1996

Reteamed with Deneuve and Auteuil for "Les Voleurs/Thieves"; fifth screenplay on which Techine shared credit with Bonitzer

1994

Scored big hit with "Les Roseaux sauvages/Wild Reeds" winning Cesars for direction and screenplay (first film released in the US)

1993

First film with actor Daniel Auteuil, "Ma saison preferee/My Favorite Season"; also co-starred Deneuve (US release in 1996)

1986

Reteamed with Deneuve for "Le Lieu de crime/The Scene of the Crime"; second screenplay collaboration with Bonitzer

1985

Won the Cannes Festival Best Direction Award for "Rendez-Vous" starring Juliette Binoche; co-wrote with Cahiers du Cinema critic Olivier Assayas

1982

First film with Catherine Deneuve, "Hotel des Ameriques/Hotel of the Americas"

1978

Directed "The Bronte Sisters" starring Adjani and Huppert; co-wrote with Pascal Bonitzer and Jean Gruault

1976

Scripted and helmed "Barocco" starring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani

1975

Co-wrote (with director) the screenplay for Liliane Dekermadec's "Aloise"; first association with Isabelle Huppert

1973

Made uncredited acting appearance in Jean Eustache's "The Mother and the Whore"

1968

Directorial debut, "Paulina s'en va" (not released until 1975)

1962

Moved to Paris from home in southwest France at the age of 19

Began writing movie reviews for the prestigious magazine Cahiers du Cinema

Failed to gain admittance to France's top film school

Bonus Trivia

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His last name is pronounced TESH-ee-nay

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Techine served on the jury at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival

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