Yves Robert
Yves Robert was a French
French people
The French are a nation that share a common French culture and speak the French language as a mother tongue. Historically, the French population are descended from peoples of Celtic, Latin and Germanic origin, and are today a mixture of several ethnic groups...

 actor, screenwriter
Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

, director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

, and producer
Film producer
A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...


Born in Saumur
Saumur is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.The historic town is located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, and is surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself, Chinon, Bourgueil, Coteaux du Layon, etc...

, Maine-et-Loire
Maine-et-Loire is a department in west-central France, in the Pays de la Loire region.- History :Maine-et-Loire is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. Originally it was called Mayenne-et-Loire, but its name was changed to Maine-et-Loire in 1791....

, in his teens Robert went to Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

 to pursue a career in acting, starting with unpaid parts on stage in the city's various theatre workshops. To support himself, he worked at a variety of jobs including that of a typesetter at a print shop. In 1949 he made his motion picture debut with one of the secondary roles in the film, Les Dieux du dimanche. Within a few years, Robert was writing scripts, directing, and producing.

Yves Robert's directorial efforts included several successful comedies for which he had written the screenplay
A screenplay or script is a written work that is made especially for a film or television program. Screenplays can be original works or adaptations from existing pieces of writing. In them, the movement, actions, expression, and dialogues of the characters are also narrated...

. His 1962 film, La Guerre des boutons
War of the Buttons (1962 film)
La Guerre des boutons or War of the Buttons is a 1962 French film directed by Yves Robert, about two rival kid gangs whose playful combats escalate into violence. The title derives from the buttons that are cut-off from the rival team's clothes as combat trophies...

won France's Prix Jean Vigo
Prix Jean Vigo
The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. It was founded by French writer Claude...

. His 1972 film Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe is a 1972 French comedy film directed by Yves Robert, written by Francis Veber, starring Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort and Bernard Blier...

won the Silver Bear at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival
23rd Berlin International Film Festival
The 23rd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from June 22 to July 3, 1973.-Jury:* David Robinson * Freddy Buache* Hiram Garcia Borja* Eberhard Hauff* Harish Khanna* Paul Moor* Walter Müller-Bringmann* René Thévenet...

 in 1973. In 1976, Un éléphant ça trompe énormément
Un éléphant ça trompe énormément
Un éléphant ça trompe énormément is a French 1976 film directed by Yves Robert. It was remade as the 1984 American film The Woman in Red.- Awards and nominations :*César Awards...

earned him international acclaim. Robert's 1973 devastating comedy Salut l'artiste is considered by many performers to be the ultimate film about the humiliations of the actor's life. In 1977, he directed another comedy, Nous irons tous au paradis
Nous irons tous au paradis
Nous irons tous au paradis is a French film, directed by Yves Robert, released in 1977.The film is the immediate continuation of Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, released the previous year.- Synopsis :...

, which was nominated for a César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Film
The winners and nominees of the César Award for Best Film .-1970s:-1980s:-1990s:-2000s:-2010s:...


In 1990, Robert directed two dramatic films, My Mother's Castle (Le château de ma mère
Le Château de ma mère
My Mother's Castle is a 1957 autobiographical novel by Marcel Pagnol, the second in the four-volume series Souvenirs d'enfance and the sequel to My Father's Glory...

) and My Father's Glory
My Father's Glory (film)
My Father's Glory is a 1990 French film directed by Yves Robert, based on the novel My Father's Glory by Marcel Pagnol...

(La Gloire de mon Père). Based on novels by Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. In 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie Française.-Biography:...

, they were jointly voted "Best Film" at the Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
The Seattle International Film Festival , held annually in Seattle, Washington since 1976, is among the top film festivals in North America. Audiences have grown steadily; the 2006 festival had 160,000 attendees...

. Over his career Yves Robert directed twenty-three feature-length motion pictures, wrote an equal number of scripts, and acted in more than seventy-five films.

Robert married pianist and actress Danièle Delorme
Danièle Delorme
Danièle Delorme is an French actress and film producer....

 in 1956 who partnered with him in a film production company. They remained married until his death in Paris in May 2002 from a cerebral hemorrhage. That month's Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes International Film Festival , is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is among the world's most prestigious and publicized film festivals...

 paid homage to his contribution to French film.

Selected filmography

  • Bibi Fricotin
    Bibi Fricotin
    Bibi Fricotin, is a French comedy film from 1950, directed by Marcel Blistène, written by Arthur Harfaux, and starring by Maurice Baquet. It was also starring by Louis de Funès .- Cast :* Maurice Baquet : Bibi Fricotin...

  • The Red Rose
    The Red Rose
    The Red Rose, is a French comedy film from 1951, directed by Marcello Pagliero, written by Robert Scipion, starring by Françoise Arnoul and Louis de Funès...

  • Les hommes ne pensent qu'à ça
    Les hommes ne pensent qu'à ça
    Les hommes ne pensent qu'à ça , is a French comedy film from 1954, directed by Yves Robert, written by Jean Bellanger, starring Jean-Marie Amato and Louis de Funès.- Cast :* Jean-Marie Amato : Don Juan* Jean Bellanger : Alfred, the timid lover...

  • Futures vedettes
    Futures vedettes
    Futures vedettes is a French drama film from 1955, directed by Marc Allégret, written by Marc Allégret, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jean Marais. The scenario was based on a novel of Vicki Baum. The film was known under the title "Joy of Living" or "School for Love" , "Sweet Sixteen" , "Reif auf...

  • Ni vu, ni connu
    Ni vu, ni connu (1958 film)
    Ni vu, ni connu , is a French comedy film from 1958, directed by Yves Robert, written by Alphonse Allais, starring Louis de Funès. The film is based on the novel "L'Affaire Blaireau" of Alphonse Allais...


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