Henri Colpi

Editor, Director, Historian
Colpi cut several of Alain Resnais' best known films, including "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). He is a considerable director in his own right, primarily thanks ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1921 in Switzerland

Filmography

Editor (19)

Une Belle journee 2014 (Movie)

(Editor)

Australia 1989 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

L' Hirondelle et la mesange 1982 (Movie)

(new version) (Editor)

Le Grand Frere 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

Les Fruits de la Passion 1980 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bilitis 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)

Chantons sous l'occupation 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

Destroy, She Said 1968 (Movie)

(Editor)

Codine 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

Last Year at Marienbad 1962 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 1960 (Movie)

(Editor)

Paris la belle 1958 (Movie)

(Editor)

La Mer et les jours 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

The First Night 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Riveria: Today's Eden 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

A King in New York 1956 (Movie)

(Editor)

La Joconde 1956 (Movie)

(Editor)

Night and Fog 1955 (Movie)

(Editor)

La Pointe courte 1953 (Movie)

(Editor)
Music (6)

One Deadly Summer 1983 (Movie)

("Trois petites notes de musique") (Song)

Heureux qui comme Ulysse 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Codine 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

The Long Absence 1960 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Long Absence 1960 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Night and Fog 1955 (Movie)

(Music)
Director (4)

L' Ile Mysterieuse 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Heureux qui comme Ulysse 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Codine 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Long Absence 1960 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Heureux qui comme Ulysse 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Codine 1962 (Movie)

(From Story)
Art Department (1)

Between Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Artistic Advisor)
Actor (1)

L' Enfance de l'art 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)
Other (5)

Il Maestro 1989 (Movie)

(artistic) (Technical Advisor)

Les Noces barbares 1987 (Movie)

(artistic) (Technical Advisor)

The Sacrifice 1986 (Movie)

editing consultant (Creative Consultant)

Bilitis 1976 (Movie)

(Technical Advisor)

Bilitis 1976 (Movie)

(Technical Advisor)

Biography

Colpi cut several of Alain Resnais' best known films, including "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). He is a considerable director in his own right, primarily thanks to the lyrical, understated "Une aussi longue absence" (1961), which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Colpi is also the author of a seminal book on film history, "Le Cinema et ses hommes" (1947), and a study of film composers, "Defense et Illustration de la Musique dans le Film" (1963).

EDUCATION

Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques

Paris 1945 - 1947

Milestones

1961

Feature film directing debut (also song lyrics), "Une aussi longue absence"

1957

Worked as uncredited assitant editor on Chaplin's "A King in New York"

1955

First collaboration with Alain Resnais, as editor of "Nuit et brouillard/Night and Fog"

1953

First short as editor and co-director (with Jean-Pierre Ganancia), "Architecture de lumiere"

1952

First feature-length film as editor, "Si ca vous chante"

1949

Editor of magazine CINE-DIGEST

1948

First short film as editor (also assistant director), "Fourviere"

1944

Co-directed (with Christian Fouilloux) unreleased short film "Chiens"

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