- Malraux, André
- (November 3, 1901, Paris, France - November 23, 1976, Créteil, Val-de-Marne, France)The son of a stockbroker father who committed suicide in 1930, he was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother after the separation of his parents in 1905. One of the most famous French novelists of the first half of the twentieth century (1926 La Tentation de l'Occident; 1928 Les Conquérants; 1930 La Voie royale; 1933 La Condition humaine; 1935 Le Temps du Mépris; 1937 L'Espoir; 1943 Les Noyers de l'Altenburg), he joined the Spanish Republicans during the civil war in 1937 and became colonel of the Spanish escadrille he founded. A Resistant during World War II, he was a minister of state in General de Gaulle's government (1958-1959) and then France's first minister of cultural affairs (1959-1969). He authored an autobiography in 1967 (Les Anti-mémoires, Gallimard). He appeared as himself in the documentaries El congreso internacional de los escritores en defensa de la cultura (Julio Bris, Spain) and André Malraux, la Légende du Siècle (TV, Claude Santelli).Filmography1945 ◘ L'Espoir / UK and USA: Days of Hope (also original novel, screenwriter, co-adapter; shot in 1938-1939)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.