The seven stages of woman – seven stories about French women and love in the sixties. Childhood: A seven-year-old girl wants to know the secrets of birth. Her parents do not know how to explain such a delicate matter… Adolescence: A sixteen-year-old girl is flirting with several admirers. Her parents must help her to find the right way… Virginity: A young man wants to spend his first night with his fiancée. As she hesitates, he decides to wait just a little longer… Marriage: A recently married a couple soon find their honeymoon almost spoiled by jealousy… Adultery: A frustrated married woman takes a lover but the reaction of her husband is not be what she had expected… Divorce: A bored couple decide to divorce, but family friends and lawyers will almost spoil the love they still have for each other… The single woman: A gentle crook takes advantage of women and always get away with a minor sentence. His last victim will prove to be smarter than him… —Filmsdefrance.com
Michel Jacques Boisrond (9 October 1921, Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais – 10 November 2002, La Celle-Saint-Cloud) was a French film director and writer. His work spanned five decades, from the 1950s to the 1990s.
A former apprentice of Jean Delannoy, Jean Cocteau, and René Clair, Michel Boisrond debuted as a full-fledged director in 1955 with Cette Sacrée Gamine starring Brigitte Bardot.
He is known for his dependability and his competently made films. His works typically fall into the comedy, romance, or comedy drama genres. —Wikipedia
Christian-Jaque (byname of Christian Maudet; 4 September 1904 – 8 July 1994) was a French filmmaker. From 1954 to 1959, he was married to actress Martine Carol, who starred in several of his films including “Lucrece Borgia” (1953), “Madame Du Barry” (1954), and “Nana” (1955).
His 1946 film A Lover’s Return was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.
Christian-Jaque won the Best Director award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival for his popular swashbuckler Fanfan la Tulipe. At the 2nd Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Silver Bear award for the same film.
Christian-Jaque began his motion picture career in the 1920s as an art director and production designer. By the early 1930s, he had moved into screenwriting and directing. He continued working into the mid-1980s, though from 1970 on most of his work was done for television.
Christian-Jaque was born in Paris. He died at Boulogne-Billancourt in 1994. —Wikipedia
Born under the name of René Chomette in 1898, René Clair René Clair started life as a journalist and then turned to the cinema in 1920. At first an actor and assistant director, he started making films with Paris qui dort and Entr’acte (1924), a pearl of the surrealist cinema.
Commercial success and critical acclaim came with the brilliant farce comedy, An Italian Straw Hat (1927) followed by his famous early musical talkies, Le Million (1931) and A nous la liberté (1932). He continued his career in Hollywood during the war and came back to France to make the films of his mature years, Le Silence est d’or (1947) et Les Grandes manœuvres (1955). René Clair was elected to the Académie Française in 1960 and died in 1981. —Octuor de France
Henri Decoin (18 March 1890 – 4 July 1969) was a French film director and screenwriter. He directed 50 films between 1933 and 1964. He was also a swimmer who competed for France in the men’s 400 metre freestyle event at the 1908 Summer Olympics and the water polo tournament at the 1912 Summer Olympics.—Wikipedia
Jean Delannoy (12 January 1908 – 18 June 2008) was a French actor, film editor, screenwriter and film director.
Although Delannoy was born in a Paris suburb, his family is from Haute-Normandie in the north of France. He was a Protestant, a descendant of Huguenots, some of whom fled the country during the French Wars of Religion first to settle in Wallonia then, after their name became De la Noye and then Delano, were on the second ship to emigrate to Plymouth, Massachusetts in America.
Jean Delannoy was a student in Paris when he began acting in silent films. He eventually landed a job with Paramount Studios Parisian facilities, working his way up to head film editor. In 1934 he directed his first film and went on to a long career, both writing and directing. In 1946, his film about a Protestant minister titled La symphonie pastorale was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1960, his film, Maigret tend un piège was nominated for a BAFTA award for “Best… read more
Director Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, which he dedicated to his mother and made into a 1991 film with the same name, which was followed by a sequel, 588 Rue Paradis, the following year.
Verneuil enrolled in 1943 at the Ecole Navale des Arts et Métiers at Aix-en-Provence, where he studied engineering. He then pursued a career in journalism, working as the editor-in-chief of the magazine Horizon in 1944-1946 and as a film critic for a Marseilles radio station. In 1947, he had an idea for a short film set in Marseilles and proposed it to the famous comedian Fernandel. The comic liked it, and thus began a long-lasting partnership which produced such popular film hits as Forbidden Fruit, The Sheep Has Five Legs, and The Cow and I read more