Maurice Pialat

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Former painter who made a number of 16mm shorts and spent ten years working in TV before directing his acclaimed first feature, "Me" (1967). A poignant, unromanticized study of adolescence, the film staked out Pialat's ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1925 in France

Filmography

Writer (15)

Le Garcu 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Van Gogh 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Under Satan's Sun 1989 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Police 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A nos amours 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Loulou 1980 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Loulou 1980 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Passe ton bac d'abord 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Passe ton bac d'abord 1978 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

La Gueule ouverte 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble 1971 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Naked Childhood 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Naked Childhood 1970 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Naked Childhood 1970 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))
Director (10)

Le Garcu 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Van Gogh 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Under Satan's Sun 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Police 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

A nos amours 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Loulou 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Passe ton bac d'abord 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

La Gueule ouverte 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Naked Childhood 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (5)

Maurice Pialat: l'Amour Existe 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under Satan's Sun 1989 (Movie)

Dean Menou-Segrais (Actor)

Mes Petites Amoureuses 1985 (Movie)

Client (Actor)

A nos amours 1984 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

This Man Must Die 1969 (Movie)

Police Inspector (Actor)

Biography

Former painter who made a number of 16mm shorts and spent ten years working in TV before directing his acclaimed first feature, "Me" (1967). A poignant, unromanticized study of adolescence, the film staked out Pialat's concern with the realistic depiction of everyday issues and events. He continued his autobiographical trilogy with "We Will Not Grow Old Together" (1972), an uncompromising account of the disintegration of a marriage, and "La Guele ouverte" (1974), which charts a man's reaction to the death of his mother. Pialat enjoyed international recognition with two films starring Gerard Depardieu, the melodramatic "Lou Lou" (1979), a partially-autobiographical account of the breakup of an affair between two screenwriters, and the fast-paced, violence-riddled "Police" (1985). He took the Palme d'Or at Cannes with the austere religious drama, "Under the Sun of Satan" (1989).

Relationships

Sylvie Pialat Producer

Ex-Wife
Ex-wife of Maurice Pialat "Maurice Pialat";divorced in 1969; served as basis of second feature film, "Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble/We Will Not Grow Old Together" (1972);

Antoine Pialat Actor

Son

EDUCATION

Ecole des Arts Decoratifs

Paris

Ecole des Beaux Arts

Paris

Milestones

1968

Appeared as the police inspector in Chabrol's "Que la bete meure"

1967

First feature film as director, ""L'Enfance Nue/Me"

1961

Directed first short film for TV, "Janine"

1960

Completed first professional short documentary, "L'Amour existe/Love Exists"

1958

Made first 16mm short films

1955

Began acting

1951

Made first amateur movie, "Isabelle aux Dombes"

1944

Became a painter; had several exhibitions of his work

Brought up in Paris from the age of three

Spent ten years directing for French TV

Made a series of commissioned documentaries in Turkey and Saudi Arabia

Traveled around France as a salesman

Edited two shorts by other directors: "Coups de feu a 18 heures" and Un Vieux"

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