Claude Lelouche

Born 30 October 1937 in Paris. His father was said to have given him a camera after he failed his Baccalaureate.  He began by filming documentaries before moving into feature films. His first films met with little success until Un Homme et Une Femme  (A Man and a Woman) in 1966 which became a huge…

Alain Resnais

Born 3 June 1922 in Vannes, Brittany, to a well-off family. His career spanned over six decades and included such classics as Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), his first feature film, and Last year in Marienbad (1961).  He originally trained as a film editor in the mid-40s before moving on to direct feature films in the…