- Auburtin, Frédéric
- (June 4, 1962, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France - )After completing his studies of literature and cinema in Aix-en-Provence, he landed a job as a third assistant director to Robert Guédiguian (1985 Rouge Midi, shot in 1983). Working as an unit manager on Claude Berri's Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources / Manon delle sorgenti / USA: Manon of the Spring (1986, France / Italy), he won Gérard Depardieu's esteem. From 1986 to 1998, he collaborated as an assistant director on many movies in which the actor starred (1986 Les Fugitifs, Francis Veber; 1987 Sous le Soleil de Satan / USA: Under Satan's Sun / Under the Sun of Satan, Maurice Pialat; 1993 Germinal, Claude Berri, France / Belgium / Italy; 1998 The Man in the Iron Mask, Randall Wallace; UK / USA). In 1999, Depardieu asked him to co-direct Un Pont entre Deux Rives (he also composed the music for the film). He played small parts in Sous le Soleil de Satan, Un Amour de trop / USA: Sandra (Franck Landron, 1989), and L'Amant / UK: The Lover (Jean-Jacques Annaud, also assistant director).Filmography1999 ◘ Un Pont entre deux Rives (co-director with Gérard Depardieu; also composer)2004 ◘ San Antonio / Spy Zone (co-director with Laurent Touil-Tartour; France / Italy / UK)2006 ◘ Paris, je t'aime (segment "Quartier Latin"; also editorial supervisor; France / Liechtenstein)2009 ◘ Envoyés très spéciauxTelevision Filmography2001 ◘ Boulevard du Palais (episode "L'Affaire Muller"; also screenwriter, dialogist)2003 ◘ Volpone (also composer)2008 ◘ La Vie à une (France / Belgium)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.