b. 1924, Montrouge
Sautet is something of a 'sleeper': although he has been an important film-maker in France for all but forty years, his work has only just begun to become known in English-speaking countries. His dissection of bourgeois social relations relied heavily on his work with Montand, Piccoli and (above all) Romy Schneider, who starred in five of his films. His most recent work has featured Emmanuelle Béart, who stars with Daniel Auteuil in Un coeur en hiver (1992) and with Michel Serrault in Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (1995).
See also: cinema
b. 1942, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Director, actor and writer
Noted since 1988 for his theatrical spectacles as director at the Théâtre de Chaillot, Savary is the founder of the famous Grand Magic Circus company in 1965, famed for its provocative, experimental approach.
See also: theatre
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