- Lvoff, John
- (December 23, 1954, Beirut, Lebanon -)He was born to a Russian father and an American mother. Having graduated with a master's degree in philosophy, he studied art history (the New Wave) at Yale University. In 1976, he went to France to study cinema and was hired as a trainee assistant (1977 Providence, Alain Resnais) before serving as an assistant director (1977 L'Imprécateur, Jean-Louis Bertucelli; 1978 Le Sucre, Jacques Rouffio; 1979 L'Adolescente / Madchenjahre / USA: The Adolescent, Jeanne Moreau, France / West Germany; 1981 Rends-moi la Clé, Gérard Pirès; 1982 Tout Feu, tout Flamme / UK and USA: All Fired Up, Jean-Paul Rappeneau; 1983 Exposed, James Toback, USA, shot in 1981; 1984 Until September, Richard Marquand, USA; 1986 Pirates, Roman Polanski, France / Tunisia, shot in 1984-1985). In 2006, he played in Jardins en Automne / I giardini in au-tunno / US festival: Gardens in Autumn (Otar Iosseliani, France / Italy / Russia).Filmography1989 ◘ La Salle de Bains (as co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)1994 ◘ Couples et Amants (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)1999 ◘ Les Infortunes de la Beauté (also co-adapter)2001 ◘ L'Homme des Foules (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)2005 ◘ L'Oeil de l'Autre (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)Television Filmography1998 ◘ Intime Conviction
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.