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André Téchiné

Highest Rated: 100% Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) (1995)

Lowest Rated: 43% Golden Years (Nos années folles) (2017)

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One of France's most important Post-New Wave directors, André Téchiné has distinguished himself with elegant films that often delve into the complexities of human emotion and relationships. Known particularly for his ability to draw strong performances out of his female performers, Téchiné has collaborated with some of his country's most respected actresses, including Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, and Isabelle Adjani.Originally a critic for the legendary Cahiers du Cinéma, Téchiné made his feature directorial debut in 1969 with Pauline S'En Va, which was shown at that year's Venice Film Festival. The film was not actually released until 1975; in the meantime, Téchiné experimented with references to different genres and auteurs in his work. Souvenirs d'en France (1974), which starred Jeanne Moreau as a laundress who works her way up through the social hierarchy, had a distinctly Brechtian imprint, while Barocco (1976), a crime drama starring Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu, was rooted in expressionist surrealism. Three years later, Téchiné earned acclaim for his attempt at biography, Les Soeurs Bronte. A profile of the famous Bronte sisters, it starred Isabelle Huppert and Adjani, and was screened in competition at Cannes.Téchiné subsequently continued to make moody, dysfunctional romantic dramas that were often tinged with an element of intrigue or violence. Some of the best examples of his work were his collaborations with Catherine Deneuve: Hotel des Amériques (1981), Le Lieu du Crime (1986), and Ma Saison Préférée (1993), the last of which cast Deneuve and Daniel Auteuil as unhappy siblings and earned great acclaim when it was screened in competition at that year's Cannes Festival.The following year, Téchiné had his greatest success to date with Les Roseaux Sauvages (Wild Reeds), a coming-of-age drama set in 1962. He won a Best Director César for the film, which also won Best Film and Best Original Screenplay Césars. Further acclaim greeted the director in 1996 for his second collaboration with both Deneuve and Auteuil, Les Voleurs. A crime drama told in flashbacks, it earned Téchiné nominations for the César and Golden Palme at Cannes, as well as a host of other honors. He followed this success with Alice et Martin (1998), a romantic drama starring Juliette Binoche, whom Téchiné had previously directed in Rendez-Vous (1985).

Highest Rated Movies



50% Farewell to the Night (L'Adieu a la nuit) Screenwriter Director 2019
43% Golden Years (Nos années folles) Director 2017
95% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) Actor Director $53.2K 2016
50% In the Name of My Daughter Director Screenwriter $0.3M 2015
77% Unforgivable Screenwriter Director $0.2M 2012
76% The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) Director Screenwriter $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet 40 X 15 Actor 2008
88% The Witnesses Director Screenwriter 2007
63% Les temps qui changent Screenwriter Director $0.2M 2004
74% Les égarés (Strayed) Director Screenwriter $0.4M 2003
No Score Yet Far Away (Loin) Director Screenwriter 2001
61% Alice et Martin Director 2000
82% Thieves (Les Voleurs) Director Screenwriter 1996
93% My Favorite Season (Ma saison préférée) Director Screenwriter 1996
100% Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) Director Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet J'embrasse pas (I Don't Kiss) Director 1991
No Score Yet Rendez-Vous Director 1987
No Score Yet Le Lieu du crime (Scene of the Crime) Director 1986
No Score Yet Hôtel des Amériques (Hotel America) Screenwriter Director 1981
No Score Yet Les Soeurs Brontë (The Bronte Sisters) Director 1979
No Score Yet Barocco Screenwriter Director 1976
No Score Yet Aloïse Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Souvenirs d'en France Director Screenwriter 1974


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