Maurice Pialat (1925–2003)

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Maurice Pialat was a French film director. Film critics have noted the naturalist style of his films, and their autobiographical elements. Pialat obtained his first camera when only 16-years-old, but his early career involved creating documentary short films. His ambition was to become a painter and not a filmmaker. He made his feature film debut ... See full bio »


(age 77) in Paris, France

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À Nos Amours Director
Van Gogh Director


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 1995 The Son Of...
 1991 Van Gogh
 1985 Police
 1984 Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 March 1984 (1984) ... (segment "'Les essais de Sandrine'")
 1983 À Nos Amours
 1980 Loulou
 1971 La maison des bois (TV Mini Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1971)
- Episode #1.6 (1971)
- Episode #1.5 (1971)
- Episode #1.4 (1971)
- Episode #1.3 (1971)
 1969 Village d'enfants (Short)
 1965-1968 New Reports from France (TV Series documentary) (9 episodes)
- Chroniques de France N° 29 (1968) ... (segment "Lugdunum")
- Chroniques de France N° 22 (1967) ... (segment "La Camargue")
- Chroniques de France N° 21 (1967) ... (segment "Quartier latin")
- Chroniques de France N° 20 (1967) ... (segment "three")
- Chroniques de France N° 18 (1966) ... (segment "four")
 1968 L'Enfance Nue
 1966 La Camargue (Documentary short)
 1965 Van Gogh (TV Short documentary)
 1964 Bosphore (Documentary short)
 1964 Byzance (Short)
 1964 Istanbul (Documentary short)
 1964 La corne d'or (Documentary short)
 1964 Maître Galip (Documentary short)
 1964 Pehlivan (Documentary short)
 1963 Jardins d'Arabie (Short)
 1962 Janine (Short)
 1961 L'image retrouvée (Documentary short)
 1960 L'amour existe (Short documentary)
 1958 L'ombre familière (Short)
 1957 Drôles de bobines (Short)
 1953 Congrès eucharistique diocésain (Documentary short)
 1951 Isabelle aux Dombes (Short)
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Sylvie Pialat  (his death)  (1 child)

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[press conference for Under the Sun of Satan (1987) at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival] I liked the Bernanos novel very much. It has a dimension rarely found in French literature which, without exaggerating, you could call Dostoevskian - I'm not saying Bernanos is Dostoevsky - but I read his work as a young man and I like it very much. I think I always knew I'd make a film of this novel. When I met... See more »


He worked as a painter before his film career. See more »

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