Lelouch, Claude


Lelouch, Claude

▪ French director
born Oct. 30, 1937, Paris

      motion-picture director, noted chiefly for his lush visual style, who achieved prominence in 1966 with his film Un Homme et une femme (A Man and a Woman), which shared the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and won two Oscars from the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences as best foreign film and best original story and screenplay.

      The son of a Jewish businessman, whose family had resided in Algeria for three generations, Lelouch won a prize at the Cannes Amateur Film Festival at the age of 13 with his film Le Mal du siècle, but he did not become a film professional until 1956. He made television commercials before serving in the military from 1957 to 1960. After his release from military service Lelouch made his first feature with financial backing from his family. Le Propre de l'homme (1960; “The Right of Man”)—in which he produced, wrote the script, and acted—was not a success. Lelouch's mature films include Vivre pour vivre (1967; “Live for Life”), Toute une vie (1974; And Now My Love), Mariage (1974; Marriage), Robert et Robert (1978; Robert and Robert), A nous deux (1979; An Adventure for Two), Les uns et les autres (1981; The Ins and Outs), and Bolero (1982).

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