- Auer, Gabriel
- (May 2, 1936, Budapest, Hungary-)Having arrived in France in 1938, his family took refuge in Monaco three years later. After completing his secondary education at Monaco High School, he went to Montreal, where he studied at Sir George Williams University. He started his film career as an associate producer (1970 La Salamandre / Der Salamander / UK and USA: The Salamander, Alain Tanner, Switzerland / France). Then he directed several shorts and was briefly an assistant director (1976 L'Enfant prisonnier, short, Jean-Michel Carré; 1977 Que veux-tu Julie?, Charlotte Dubreuil; Alertez les Bébés, Jean-Michel Carré) before creating his own production company in 1978 (Forum Films), making feature films and working as an executive producer or co-producer with Indian directors Mira Nair (1985 India Cabaret, documentary, India / France / UK; 1988 Salaam Bombay!, India / UK / France) and Ketan Mehta (1992 Maya / Maya Memsab / Maya:The Enchanting Illusion, India / UK / France). In 1996, he published a stage play (La Jeune Fille et la Mort; Editions Actes Sud Papier).Filmography◘ J'fais du Pouce (short; also screenwriter)◘ Chiennerie (short; also screenwriter)◘ Portrait d'un Châtelain (documentary; short; also screenwriter)1976 ◘ Le Destin de Jean-Noël? (short; also screenwriter)1978 ◘ De ma Fenêtre (documentary; short; also screenwriter)1981 ◘ Vacances royales (also co-screenwriter; co-dialogist, co-producer)1983 ◘ Les Yeux des Oiseaux (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, co-producer; France / Switzerland / UK)◘ Bienvenue en Uruguay (documentary; also producer)2000 ◘ Le Birdwatcher (also co-screenwriter, co-dial-ogist, assistant producer; France / Portugal)Television Filmography◘ The Gaumont Empire (documentary; UK)◘ Rue du Cinéma (6 X 52')1989 ◘ A la Découverte de TV Mondes (documentary)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.