Calderon, Gérald


Calderon, Gérald
(December 29, 1926, Paris, France - )
   A former senior banking executive, he remains known mainly for his animal documentaries. He also occasionally played in films (1976 Un Eléphant ça trompe énormément / UK: An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive / USA: Pardon Mon Affaire, Yves Robert; 1983 Garçon!, Claude Sautet; 1984 Le Jumeau, Yves Robert; 1990 Lacenaire / USA: L'Elegant Criminel / US video: The Elegant Criminal, Francis Girod; 1997 Tortilla y Cinéma, Martin Provost). His son Philippe Calderon is also a filmmaker.
 Filmography
        ◘ Terre d'Insectes (documentary; short)
        ◘ Terre d'Oiseaux (documentary; short)
        ◘ Terre sous-marine (documentary; short)
        ◘ Vivarium (documentary; short)
1960 ◘ Le Grand Secret (documentary)
1966 ◘ Le Bestiaire d'Amour (documentary; shot in 1963)
1974 ◘ La Grande Paulette (shot in 1971)
1978 ◘ Le Risque de vivre (documentary; also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ 1987 Les Fourmis tisserandes (documentary; short)
        ◘ The Deepest Garden (documentary; short; Canada)
        ◘ Le Benthos (IMAX 70-mm short)
        ◘ Les Contes sauvages (documentary)
1998 ◘ Attaville, la véritable Histoire des Fourmis (documentary; also co-screenwriter)
2001 ◘ Origine Océan—4 Milliards d'Années sous les Mers (documentary; short)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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