- Zilbermann, Jean-Jacques
- (November 27, 1955, Paris, France - )He was only sixteen years old when he directed his first Super-8 feature film with Paul Valéry's high school pupils. Two years later, he created the movie group Kino Pravda and shot three political documentaries. Working as a post office employee, he filmed with the collaboration of his colleagues a movie released by the trade union CGT. He soon gave up his state servant status to become projectionist and then owner of two of the greatest Parisian movie theaters (L'Escurial in 1981, rebaptized L'Escurial Panorama in 1983, and the Max Linder [now the Max Linder Panorama], 1986). He resumed his career as a filmmaker in 1993. Co-writer of the movie Des Feux mal éteints (Serge Moati, 1994), he also had an experience as a stage director in 2001 (The Shop Around the Corner, by Miklôs Lâszlô, Théâtre Montparnasse).Filmography1971 ◘ Faites chauffer l'Ecole (Super-8 feature film co-directed with Paul Valéry's high school pupils)1974 ◘ Vivre heureux en Ardèche (short; documentary)◘ Ja' (documentary)◘ La Cigogne en Rogne (short)1976 ◘ Les Aventures du Facteur Y. Diot (with the collaboration of the post office workers of Paris 15)1993 ◘ Tout le Monde n'a pas eu la Chance d'avoir des Parents communistes (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)1998 ◘ L'Homme est une Femme comme les Autres / USA: Man Is a Woman (also co-screenwriter)2004 ◘ Les Fautes d'Orthographe (also co-screenwriter)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.