- Robiolles, Jacques
- (March 6, 1935, Cout-ances, Manche, France - )The son of a movie theater (L'Electric Cinéma Parlant) manager and then a projectionist, he left his native Brittany after his military service to settle in Paris in 1958. He met all the members of the "Nouvelle Vague" (François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette). He wanted to become their assistant, but they hired him as an actor (1963 Landru / UK and USA: Bluebeard, Claude Chabrol, France / Italy; 1967 La Mariée était en noir / La sposa in nero / UK and USA: The Bride Wore Black, François Truffaut, France / Italy; 1968 Baisers volés / UK and USA: Stolen Kisses, François Truffaut; 1970 Domicile conjugal / Non drammatizziamo . . . è solo questione di corna / UK and USA: Bed and Board, François Truffaut, France / Italy). In 1968, he directed his first film, Le Daguemaluakh, which was produced by Henri Langlois, the co-founder and manager of the Cinémathèque Française. He never stopped playing supporting roles in films of every kind to finance his experimental and poetic films.Filmography1963 ◘ Réflexion faite dans un Buffet Henri III (16-mm short; also screenwriter)◘ Le Daguemaluakh (shot in 16-mm; also screenwriter; unreleased)◘ Alice (16-mm short; also screenwriter)◘ Essai pour Richard III, Roi d'Angleterre (16-mm short; also screenwriter)◘ Les Yeux de Maman sont des Etoiles (shot in 16mm; also screenwriter; unreleased)◘ La Vallée des Ombres (shot in 16-mm; also screenwriter)◘ Le Train de Transylvanie (shot in 16-mm; also screenwriter; unreleased)1976 ◘ Le Jardin des Héspérides (also screenwriter; shot in 1974)◘ L'Equinox (short; also screenwriter, actor)1977 ◘ La Maison qui pleure (short; also screenwriter, actor)1981 ◘ La Forêt désenchantée (short; also screenwriter, producer, production designer, costume designer, composer)Television Filmography1988 ◘ Comme des Larrons en Foire (documentary; also screenwriter)1990 ◘ La Saga des Anglo-Normandes (documentary; also screenwriter)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.