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André Téchiné

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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Golden Years (Nos années folles)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2017
94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans)
  • Actor
  • Director
$53.2k 2016
52% In the Name of My Daughter
  • Screenwriter
$0.3M 2015
76% Unforgivable
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$0.2M 2012
79% 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)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$0.4M 2003
No Score Yet Far Away (Loin)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2001
60% Alice et Martin
  • Director
2000
82% Thieves (Les Voleurs)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1996
92% 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 Les innocents (The Innocents)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Rendez-Vous
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Le Lieu du crime (Scene of the Crime)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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

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