René Clément


René Clément

Infobox Actor
name = René Clément
birthdate = birth date|1913|3|18
birthplace = Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
deathdate = death date and age|1996|3|17|1913|3|18
deathplace = Monte Carlo
academyawards = Best Foreign Language Film
1950 "The Walls of Malapaga"
1953 "Forbidden Games"
baftaawards = Best Film from any Source
1954 "Forbidden Games"
1957 "Gervaise"
cesarawards = Honorary César
1984 Lifetime Achievement
awards = Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1946 "The Battle of the Rails"
1949 "Beyond the Gates"
Golden Lion
1952 "Forbidden Games"

René Clément (born March 18, 1913, Bordeaux, in the Gironde département of France - died March 17, 1996, Monte Carlo, Monaco) was a film director and screenwriter.

Clément studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he developed an interest that led to the pursuit of a career in filmmaking. In 1936, he directed his first film, a 20 minute short written and starred in by Jacques Tati. Clément spent the latter part of the 1930s making documentaries in parts of the Middle East and Africa. In 1937, he and archaeologist Jules Barthou were in Yemen making preparations to film a documentary, the first ever of that country and one that includes the only known film image of Imam Yahya.

It would be almost ten years before Clément directed a feature film but his 1945 story of the French Resistance titled "La Bataille du rail" garnered much critical acclaim and commercial success. From there René Clément went on to become one of his country's most successful and respected directors, garnering numerous awards including two films that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the first in 1950 for "The Walls of Malapaga" (Au-delà des grilles) and the second time two years later for "Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits"). Film critic Leonard Maltin said "Jeux interdits is almost unquestionably the most compelling and intensely poignant drama featuring young children ever filmed."citequote Clément had international success with several films but his star-studded 1966 epic "Is Paris Burning?", written by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Paul Graetz was a costly box office failure.

Clément continued to make a few films until his retirement in 1975, including an international success with "Rider On The Rain" that starred Charles Bronson and Marlène Jobert. In 1984 the French motion picture industry honored his lifetime contribution to film with a special César Award.

René Clément died in 1996 and was buried in the local cemetery in Menton on the French Riviera where he had spent his years in retirement.

Partial list of awards

* 1946 : International Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival - "La Bataille du rail" (Battle of the Rails)
* 1949 : Cannes Film Festival Best Director award - "Au-delà des grilles" (The Walls of Malapaga)
* 1950 : Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - "Au-delà des grilles" (The Walls of Malapaga)
* 1952 : Lion d'or at the Venice Film Festival - "Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits")
* 1952 : Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - "Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits")
* 1952 : New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Foregin Language Film - "Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits")
* 1953 : BAFTA Award for Best Film - "Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits")
* 1954 : Prix du jury at Cannes Film Festival - "Monsieur Ripois" (Lover Boy)
* 1956 : Lion d'or at the Venice Film Festival - "Gervaise"
* 1956 : BAFTA Award for Best Film - "Gervaise"

Partial Filmography:

*"Soigne Ton Gauche" (1936)
*"Paris la nuit" (1939)
*"La Bataille du rail" (Battle of the Rails) (1945)
*"Le Père Tranquille" (Mr. Orchid) (1946)
*"Les Maudits" (The Damned) (1947)
*"Au-delà des grilles" (The Walls of Malapaga) (1949)
*"Le Château de Verre" (Glass Castle) (1950)
*"Monsieur Ripois" (Lover Boy) (1954)
*"Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits") (1952)
*"Gervaise" (1956)
*"Plein Soleil" (Purple Noon) (1960)
*"Le Jour et l'heure" (The Day and the Hour) (1963)
*"Les Félins" (Love Cage) (1964)
*"Is Paris Burning?" (Paris brûle-t-il?) (1966)
*"Le Passager de la Pluie" (Rider on the Rain) (1969)
*"La Maison sous les Arbres" (The Deadly Trap) (1971)

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