Claude Berri

Claude Berri (1934, Paris, France – 12 January 2009, Paris, France July 1) was a director and French film producer.

Biography

From a French Jewish family, his father was fur and his mother worked in a factory. From birth living in Paris. Although it began working with his father, simultaneously he attended Theatre classes. Died 12 January 2009 of a vascular stroke.

Career

Although he wrote scripts and began as an actor, Berri noted for the direction and production.

As director took the reins of films such as ‘ Germinal (1993), with Gérard depardieu and miou-miou; Jean de Florette (1986) and Manon revenge (1986), with emmanuelle béart.

He was the producer of directors such as Jean-Jacques Annaud and Costa-gavras header. His last film produced was Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the North), broke the record at the box office at France at the time. He also produced other hits as Tess (1979) by roman polanski, La Reine margot (1994), Patrice based or series of films on Asterix and Obelix.

Filmography

Director

* 1962: Le Poulet.

* 1964: Les baisers, (segment “16 ans baiser”).

* 1964: The Chance et L’Amour, (segment “the Chance du guerrier”).

* 1966: Le Vieil homme et l’enfant.

* 1968: Mazel Tov ou le Mariage.

* 1969: You Pistonné.

* 1970: Le Cinéma Pope.

* 1972: Sex-shop.

* 1975: Le Mâle du siècle.

* 1976: première fois.

* 1977: A moment d’égarement.

* 1980: Je vous aime.

* 1981: Le Maître d’école.

* 1983: tchao pantin.

* 1986: Jean de florette.

* 1986: Manon des sources.

* 1990: Uranus.

* 1993: Germinal.

* 1996: Lucie Aubrac.

* 1999: The débandade.

* 2001: Une femme de ménage.

* 2004: L’ a reste, l’autre part.

* 2006: Ensemble, c’est tout.

* 2009: Trésor (A gift for her).

[Edit] Producer

* 1967: Marie pour mémoire of philippe garrel.

* 1968: Jan nemec oratorio for Prague.

* 1970: Maurice pialat L’enfance nue.

* 1973: Pleure pas la bouche pleine Pascal Thomas.

* 1976: Je t’ t’aime… moi non plus of serge gainsbourg.

* 1979: Tess of roman polanski.

* 1980: Inspecteur the Bavure Claude zidi.

* 1982: Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ of Jean yanne.

* 1983: Philippe drill L’africain.

* 1983: Claude zidi Banzaï.

* 1983: Femme de mon pot of bertrand blier.

* 1983: Garçon! of Claude sautet.

* 1985: Them enrages of Pierre-William glenn.

* 1987: Patrice based hôtel de france.

* 1988: À gauche in l’ascenseur sortant of édouard molinaro.

* 1988: L’Ours (the bear) of Jean-Jacques Annaud.

* 1988: Trois places pour le 26 of Jacques demy.

* 1988: petite voleuse of Claude miller.

* 1992: L’Amant (the lover) of Jean-Jacques Annaud.

* 1993: Une journée chez ma mère of Dominique cheminal.

* 1994: La Reine Margot Patrice based.

* 1994: christian vincent the LM.

* 1995: Gazon maudit of josiane balasko.

* 1996: volker schlöndorff der unhold.

* 1997: alain chabat Didier.

* 1997: Arlette of Claude zidi.

* 1997: Le Pari Didier Bourdon and Bernard Campan.

* 1998: Mookie of hervé palud.

* 1999: Astérix et Obélix contre César of Claude zidi.

* 1999: Mauvaise passe Michel Blanc.

* 2001: The Boîte of Claude zidi.

* 2001: Ma femme est une actrice of yvan attal.

* 2002: Amen. of Costa-gavras.

* 2002: Asterix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre of alain chabat.

* 2003: Le bison (et sa voisine Dorine) of isabelle nanty.

* 2003: Les Sentiments of noémie lvovsky.

* 2004: San-Antonio of frederic auburtin.

* 2007: Graine et le mulet of abdellatif kechiche.

* 2008: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the North) of dany boon.

* 2009: Trésor (A gift for her).

Awards

He won the BAFTA for best film in 1987 directing Jean de florette. In his career was nominated for twelve César Awards even though he only won one (best film in 2008 by graine et le mulet). He also won an Oscar, here for the best short film by Le poulet Edition 1965, and was nominated as producer of Tess in 1980 Edition.

Academy Awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

1980       Best film              Tess       Candidate

1965       Best short film   Le Poulet             Winner

César Awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

2008       Best film              Graine et le mulet           Winner

2008       Best adapted screenplay              Ensemble, c’est tout       Candidate

1994       Best director      Germinal             Candidate

1994       Best film              Germinal             Candidate

1994       Original or adapted screenplay Germinal             Candidate

1991       Best director      Uranus                 Candidate

1991       Best film              Uranus                 Candidate

1987       Best director      Jean de Florette               Candidate

1987       Best film              Jean de Florette               Candidate

1987       Original or adapted screenplay Jean de Florette               Candidate

1984       Best director      Tchao pantin      Candidate

1984       Best film              Tchao pantin      Candidate

1984       Best adapted screenplay              Tchao pantin      Candidate

BAFTA Awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

1987       Best film              Jean de Florette               Winner

1987       Best adapted screenplay              Jean de Florette               Winner

1987       Best director      Jean de Florette               Candidate

1987       Best film of non-English speaking             Jean de Florette               Candidate

1987       Best film of non-English speaking             Manon des sources        Candidate

The European film awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

2008       Audience award               Jean de Florette               Candidate

Berlin International Film Festival

Year       Category              Film        Result

1997       Golden bear       Lucie Aubrac      Candidate

1991       Golden bear       Uranus                 Candidate

Moscow International Film Festival

Year       Category              Film        Result

1987       San Jorge de Oro              Jean de Florette               Candidate