Alain Berliner

Alain Berliner

Highest Rated: 92% My Life in Pink (1997)

Lowest Rated: 19% Passion of Mind (2000)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1963

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Belgian-born filmmaker Alain Berliner grew up to be a proponent of "magical realism," a mixture of fantasy and the everyday pioneered by fellow countryman Andre Delvaux in the late 1960s and early 70s. ("Every time there's a plot point, it can be solved in a magical way. It's much more interesting than solving a situation in a Hollywood way.") After his first directing experience as a student convinced him he did not handle actors well, Berliner initially contented himself with writing, first for commercials and later for Belgian features and French TV. After co-scripting the very successful "Koko Flanel" (1990), he wrote and helmed the shorts "Le Jour du chat" (1991) and "Rose" (1993), and his sure handling of the latter's off-beat tale of a music teacher who falls in love with a flower pricked the interest of a French executive who thought he might possess the sensibility to helm what would become "Ma Vie en Rose/My Life in Pink" (1997), a sensitive story of gender confusion.




60% 67% Painkillers Executive Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Skin of Sorrow Director,
- 2010
No Score Yet 37% Gone for a Dance Director - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House by the Canal Director,
- 2003
No Score Yet 38% The Red Siren Writer - 2002
19% 51% Passion of Mind Director $769.0K 2000
No Score Yet 84% The Wall Director,
- 1998
92% 90% My Life in Pink Director,
$2.5M 1997