- Robbe-Grillet, Alain
- (August 18, 1922, Brest, Finistère, France - February 18, 2008, Caen, Calvados, France)He studied biology and mathematics and graduated from the Institut National Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomy) in 1945. While working as a researcher, he wrote his first novel, which was published in 1949 (Le Régicide). A theoretician of literature, he created a movement, Le Nouveau Roman (The New Novel), which called into question classic narrative structures. He entered films as a screenwriter and dialogist of Alain Resnais's L'Année dernière à Marienbad / L'anno scorso a Marienbad / UK: Last Year in Marienbad / USA: Last Year at Marienbad Alain Resnais, France / Italy) and made his directing debut in 1963. Other credits: (as screenwriter): 1963 Begegnung mit Fritz Lang / USA: Encounter with Fritz Lang (documentary, short, Peter Fleischmann, West Germany); 1994 Taxandria (animation, as co-screenwriter, Raoul Servais, Belgium / France / Germany); (as author of original novels): 1969 Les Gommes (Lucien Deroisy, René Micha, Belgium / France); 1976 Centre Play (episode "In the Labyrinth", Derek Martinus, UK); (as technical adviser): 1978 Guerres civiles en France (François Barat, Joël Farges, Vincent Nordon); (as actor): 1968 Je t'aime, je t'aime (Alain Resnais, France / Belgium); 1974 Histoire du Cinéma français par ceux qui l'ont fait (documentary, Armand Panigel); 1985 Un Film (Autoportrait) (Marcel Hanoun); 1999 Le Temps retrouvé / Il tempo ritrovato / O tempo reencontrado / UK: Time Regained / USA: Marcel Proust's Time Regained (Raoul Ruiz, France / Italy / Portugal).Filmography1963 ◘ L'Immortelle / L'immortale (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist; France / Italy)◘ Trans-Europ-Express (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)◘ L'Homme qui ment / Muz, ktory luze / UK and USA: The Man Who Lies (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist; France / Czechoslovakia)◘ N. a pris les Dés (also screenwriter, dialogist; unreleased)◘ L'Eden et après / Eden a Potom / USA: Eden and After (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist; France / Czechoslovakia)◘ Glissements progressifs du Plaisir (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)◘ Le Jeu avec le Feu / Giochi di fuoco (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Italy)1983 ◘ La Belle Captive (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)1995 ◘ Un Bruit qui rend fou / The Blue Villa (co-director with Dimitri de Clercq; also screenwriter, dialogist; Belgium / France / Switzerland)2006 ◘ Gradiva (C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle) (also screenwriter, dialogist; Belgium)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.