Alain Cavalier
(France)

Alain Cavalier (also known as Alain Fraisse) was born 1931 in Vendome, France. He studied film at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris and then started out assisting directors Edouard Molinaro and Louis Malle. In 1958 he directed his first solo film Un American, a featurette. The critical and commercial reception to the film was lukewarm. He directed the famous movie - Catherine Deneuve vehicle - La Chamade in 1968. He won eleven Awards in his career icluding the César Award for Best Film and César Award for Best Director for his film Thérèse in 1987.

Filmography
Un Américain / The American
1958
Le combat dans l'île / Fire and Ice
1962
L'insoumis / The Unvanquished
1964
Mise à sac / Pillaged
1967
La Chamade / Heartbeat
1968
Le plein de super / Fill 'er Up with Super
1976
Martin et Léa / Martin and Léa
1979
Ce répondeur ne prend pas de messages / This Answering Service Takes No Messages
1979
Un étrange voyage
1981
Thérèse
1987
La dame des lavabos
1988
Libera me
1993
La rencontre
1996
Vies / Lives
2000
René
2002
Le filmeur
2005
Lieux saints
2007
Irène
2009
Pater
2011
Complices
2011
Le paradis
2014
Le Caravage
2015
Six portraits XL 1: Léon et Guillaume
2017
Six portraits XL 2: Jacquotte et Daniel
2017
Six portraits XL 3: Philippe et Bernard
2017
Être vivant et le savoir
2019

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