- Jolivet, Pierre-Alain
- (May 15, 1935, Paris, France - )The son of composer André Jolivet, he obtained a degree in letters before completing his literary and theatrical studies at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, USA. Having returned to France, he learned acting at the Ecole de la Rue Blanche with Berthe Bovy and at the Cours Dullin with such teachers as Jean Vilar and Philippe Noiret. After landing parts in TV and cinema, he joined the Renaud-Barrault group. At age twenty-two, he directed two plays (Mala, Jean Laugier; Unchained Prometheus, Aeschylus) at Théâtre du Tertre. Discharged from his military service in Algeria after twenty-eight months, he created his first play, Nos Femmes, in 1966 and met the members of the Panique group (Arrabal, Jodorowsky, Topor). The same year, he made his film directing debut. From 1974 to 1978, he gave up cinema and was involved in David Cooper's antipsychiatric movement. He resumed his stage directing career (Le Client, Jean-Claude Carrière) and spent nine years in Canada after the shooting of Black Mirror. He came back to France in 1989 and is still active.Filmography1968 ◘ Bérénice (also screenwriter, adapter; shot in 1966)1969 ◘ Le Grand Cérémonial / UK: Weird Weirdo (also screenwriter)1971 ◘ Ça (also screenwriter)1973 ◘ La Punition (also screenwriter)1981 ◘ Black Mirror / Haute Surveillance (also screenwriter; Canada / France; shot in 1978)1998 ◘ Le Combat avec l'Ange (also screenwriter, adapter)2004 ◘ Fando et Lis Flashball
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.