- Mazars, Alain
- (April 15, 1955, Paris, France - )Having graduated with bachelor's degrees in mathematics and psychology, he studied Chinese. He taught for two years in China (1978-1979) and then directed several shorts. A member of the "Casa Velazquez" in Madrid from 1984 to 1986, he shot three medium-length films there. Since 1979, most of his films (fiction and documentaries) have been filmed in Asia. He co-founded the A.C.I.D. (Agence du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion / Independent Cinema Agency for Its Release).Filmography1977 ◘ Rouges Silences (short)◘ Souvenirs de Printemps dans le Liao-Ning (documentary; short)◘ Le Jardin des Âges (short)◘ Visages perdus (short)◘ Actus (short)◘ Lhassa (short)1987 ◘ L'Enfant du Lac Quinghai (short)◘ Au-delà du Souvenir (also producer, cinematographer, editor)◘ Liu (short)◘ Printemps perdu (also co-screenwriter, editor)1994 ◘ Ma Soeur chinoise (also screenwriter, editor)2001 ◘ La Moitié du Ciel (also co-screenwriter; shot in 1999)2006 ◘ Phipop, une Histoire laotienne (also screenwriter, cinematographer)Television Filmography1988 ◘ Le pavillon aux Pivoines (short)2003 ◘ L'Ecole de la Forêt (documentary)
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