- Collard, Cyril
- (December 19, 1957, Paris, France - March 5, 1993, Versailles, Yvelines, France)The son of an engineer father, he gave up his mathematics and physics superior studies and went to Puerto Rico. Having returned to France, in 1979 he met press attaché Claude Davy, who introduced him to director Maurice Pialat. Parallel to his directing career, he was an assistant director (1980 Loulou, Maurice Pialat; 1981 L'Heure exquise, also actor, René Allio; 1983 A nos Amours / UK and USA: To Our Loves, also actor, Maurice Pialat), actor (1980 Les Pas perdus, short, Marie André; 1986 Mariage blanc, TV, Mathieu Kassovitz; Le Petit Docteur, episode "La Piste de l'Homme roux", Marc Simenon; 1987 Côté Nuit, short, Jean-Baptiste Huber), and co-screenwriter (1995 Raï, Thomas Gilou). He also co-founded a rock band, Cyr, and authored novels (1987 Condamné Amour, Flammarion, reedited in 1993 by J'ai Lu; 1989 Les Nuits fauves, Flammarion, reedited in 1991 by J'ai Lu; 1994 L'Animal, Flammarion) and a diary (1993 L'Ange sauvage, Flammarion). He died of AIDS in 1993.Filmography1982 ◘ Grand Huit (short; also screenwriter, dialogist)◘ Alger la Blanche (short; also co-screenwriter, producer)◘ Les Raboteurs (documentary; short)1992 ◘ Les Nuits fauves / Notti selvagge / UK and USA: Savagge Nights (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, actor, composer; France / Italy)Television Filmography1990 ◘ Le Lyonnais (episode Taggers; also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, editor)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.