Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais

Birthday1922-06-03
AgeHe is 95 years old
Birth Sign Gemini (mai 21 - juin 20)
GenderMale
Who is Alain Resnais?
Alain Resnais was a French film director whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog, an influential documentary about the Nazi concentration camps. Resnais began making feature films in the late 1950s and consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima mon amour, Last Year at Marienbad, and Muriel, all of which adopted unconventional narrative techniques to deal with themes of troubled memory and the imagined past. These films were contemporary with, and associated with, the French New Wave, though Resnais did not regard himself as being fully part of that movement. He had closer links to the "Left Bank" group of authors and filmmakers who shared a commitment to modernism and an interest in left-wing politics. He also established a regular practice of working on his films in collaboration with writers such as Jean Cayrol, Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jorge Semprún and Jacques Sternberg.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Institut des hautes études cinématographiques
Receives Awards
  • Sutherland Trophy - Muriel
  • Cannes Lifetime Achievement Award - for his work and exceptional contribution to the history of cinema
  • David di Donatello Luchino Visconti Award - 1987 David di Donatello Awards
  • César Award for Best Director - 19th César Awards
  • César Award for Best Director - 3rd César Awards
  • César Award for Best Film - 23rd César Awards
  • César Award for Best Film - 19th César Awards
  • César Award for Best Film - 3rd César Awards
  • Golden Lion - Last Year at Marienbad
  • Louis Delluc Prize - The War Is Over