French filmmaker and screenwriter and set director, René Allio was first recognized for his art work. Later he became a distinguished stage designer and theatrical director.
Allio made his screen debut as a director in 1962 with the animated short La Meule/The Haystack and became known for his creative films. He subsequently continued on to direct such feature films as Pierre et Paul (1969) and I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slit the Throats of My Mother, My Sister and My Brother (1976).
Allio also occasionally penned his own screenplays. In 1965, Aillo won a competing prize at the Venice Film Festival for La Veille Dame Indigne/The Shameless Old Lady. —allmovieguide