- Aubier, Pascal
- (January 7, 1943, Paris, France - )While still a student in philosophy, ethnography, linguistics, and history at the Sorbonne University, he began working with his high school friend Barbet Schroeder as a production assistant to Jean-Daniel Pollet, Jean Rouch, Jean Douchet, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, and Claude Chabol, who co-directed Paris vu par . . . / UK and USA: Six in Paris (1965). He soon became himself a director and created a production cooperative society (Les Films de la Commune) that allowed other filmmakers to shoot their movies. From 1968 to 1995, he produced his own films and those of twelve directors, including Djourka Medveczky (1969 Marie et le Curé, short), Patrice Leconte (1971 L'Espace vital, short), and Frank Cassenti (1973 L'Agression, short; 1974 L'Echo d'Alger, short). An actor from 1964 (La Bagnole, short, José Varéla), he notably appeared in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou / Il bandito delle ore undici / UK and USA: Pierrot le Fou (France / Italy, 1965) and in four Otar Ioselliani films (1985 Les Favoris de la Lune / I favoriti della luna / Favority Luny / Mtvaris pavoritebi / UK and USA: Favourites of the Moon, France / Italy / Soviet Union; 1992 La Chasse aux papillons / Caccia alle far-falle / Jagd auf Shmetterlinge, France / Italy / Germany; 2002 Lundi Matin / Lunedi matina, France / Italy; 2006 Jardins en Automne / I giardini in autunno / US festival title: Gardens in Autumn, France / Italy). He collaborated as a technical adviser on two feature films (1979 Ô Madiana, Constant Gros-Dubois; 1984 L'Intrus, Irène Jouannet). He taught cinema at the State University of New York (1996-1997) and at New York University (Tisch School of the Arts). Book: 1996 Les Mémoires de Gascogne (Editions Yellow Now, Belgium).Filmography1962 ◘ La Mine (documentary; short)◘ Tenebrae factae sunt (documentary; short; also screenwriter)◘ La Vie très étrange de Madame Anastasie (short)1968 ◘ Monsieur Jean-Claude Vaucherin (short; also screenwriter, editor)1968 ◘ Les Portes (short)1969 ◘ Le Voyage de Monsieur Guitton (short)◘ Arthur, Arthur (short; also screenwriter)◘ Le Soldat et les Trois Sœurs (short; also actor)◘ Valparaiso, Valparaiso (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, actor; shot in 1970)◘ Puzzle (short)◘ Le Dormeur (short)◘ La Champignonne (short)1975 ◘ La Mort du Rat / USA: Death of the Rat (short; also screenwriter)◘ Le Chant du Départ (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)◘ Sugar Blue (documentary; short)◘ La Poursuite (short)◘ La Ronde (short)◘ Souvenir (short)◘ Puzzle (documentary; short)◘ La Chanson de Roland (documentary; short)◘ Portrait de Simone Signoret (documentary; short)1978 ◘ La Basilique (short)◘ Juliette et Roméo (short)◘ Portrait d'Isabelle Huppert (documentary; short)◘ Le Carnaval du Métro (documentary; short)◘ Le Festival du Mime (documentary; short)◘ Portrait d'Anna Prucnal (documentary; short)1979 ◘ Records fantastiques (documentary; short)◘ Volley Volley (documentary; short)◘ Le Père Noël de la Tour Eiffel (documentary; short)◘ Vendanges chez Yvonne (documentary; short)1980 ◘ Otar en emporte le Vin (documentary; short)1984 ◘ La Cendre (short)◘ Portrait de Nastassja Kinski (documentary; short)1985 ◘ Flash Back (short)◘ Les Petits Coins (short; also screenwriter, producer, actor)◘ Laris Otar Iosseliani (documentary; short)◘ L'Apparition (short)◘ La Sauteuse (de l'Ange) (short; also screenwriter)◘ Chez le Médecin (short)◘ Les Miracles de la Cène (short)◘ La Trajectoire amoureuse (short; also screenwriter, actor)◘ La Tour Eiffel est une Demoiselle (short)◘ Humeur de Steppes (documentary; short)1991 ◘ Paris Modiano (documentary; short)1993 ◘ Alice et les Abysses (short)1996 ◘ Le Fils de Gascogne / Son of Gascogne (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; shot in 1994)1999 ◘ Lipstick (short; USA)2004 ◘ Allez (short; also executive producer; USA; shot in 2000)◘ Come On-Allez (also executive producer; USA; shot in 2000)2007 ◘ La Ballade du Transsibérien et de la petite Sophie de France, Portrait de l'Artiste en Jeune Voyage (documentary; short)Television Filmography1984 ◘ Les Ateliers du Rêve: Soviet Union (documentary)◘ Etoiles et Toiles Made in the USSR (documentary)1990 ◘ Patrice Chéreau: Portrait de l'Artiste en jeune◘ Loup (documentary)1992 ◘ Au-delà du Miroir: Les Acteurs (documentary)1994 ◘ De la Manche à Vladivostok: La Perspective Jirinovsky (documentary)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.