Suzanne Schiffman

Director, Screenwriter, Continuity supervisor
Former continuity supervisor for Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut who eventually became the latter's assistant director and co-scenarist. (1987). The Nathalie Baye character in Truffaut's "Day for Night" ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1929 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Writer (24)

Le Pont du Nord 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

When the Stars Meet The Sea 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Corps Perdus 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Femme de papier 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Moine et la sorciere 1988 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Le Moine et la sorciere 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Moine et la sorciere 1988 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Love on the Ground 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hurlevent 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rouge Gorge 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Confidentially Yours 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Merry Go Round 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Metro 1981 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Last Metro 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Woman Next Door 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love on the Run 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Small Change 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man Who Loved Women 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Out 1: Spectre 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Story of Adele H. 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Day For Night 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pleure pas la bouche pleine 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Out 1: Noli Me Tangere 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ikaro's Dream (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Production Management (15)

The Wild Child 2008 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Beyond the Clouds 1999 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Love on the Ground 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Confidentially Yours 1983 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Last Metro 1981 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Love on the Run 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Green Room 1977 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Man Who Loved Women 1976 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Story of Adele H. 1974 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Day For Night 1973 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me 1971 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Bed and Board 1970 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Two English Girls 1970 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Stolen Kisses 1969 (Movie)

(Script Supervisor)

Paris Nous Appartient 1959 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Director (3)

Femme de papier 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Moine et la sorciere 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Out 1: Noli Me Tangere 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Former continuity supervisor for Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut who eventually became the latter's assistant director and co-scenarist. (1987). The Nathalie Baye character in Truffaut's "Day for Night" (1973)--which earned Schiffman an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay--is a recognizable fictional version of herself. Schiffman has also contributed to the screenplays of several films directed by Jacques Rivette and made her own directorial debut with the coolly assured medieval saga, "Sorceress" (1987).

Relationships

Philip Schiffman

Husband
died c. 1999

Guillaume Schiffman

Son

Matthieu Schiffman

Son

EDUCATION

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

Milestones

1987

Directorial debut with "Sorceress"

1973

Co-writer on Truffaut's "Day for Night"

1968

Directorial assistant (to Truffaut) "The Wild Child"

1960

"Script girl" for Jean-Luc Godard

1960

Began association with Francois Truffaut (as "script girl") on "Shoot the Piano Player"

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