|Birthname||Georges Auguste Rene Franju|
|born on||12 April 1912 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Fougères, France, 48n21, 1w12|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°58' 20°32 Asc. 07°34'|
French documentary film maker. He studied stage design and did sets for the Follies Bergere. Franju collaborated with Henri Langlois on the film "La Metro" (1935) and in founding a film society and a short-lived film magazine.
In 1936, he established the Cinematheque Françoise and the only French National Film Archive. From 1949-1975, he made unique documentaries; both left-wing and surrealistic. His feature films, made mostly in the early 60's, combined realism with shock, as in "Les Yeux Sans Visage."
Franju later moved into TV work. He died November 5, 1987 in Paris, age 75.
- associate relationship with Buache, Freddy (born 29 December 1924)
- associate relationship with Langlois, Henri (born 13 November 1914)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1936 (Founded Film Archive)
B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher
Same in Didier Geslain archive, 'Cinema Realisateurs' pdf file, p. 109.
- Vocation : Art : Stage/ Set design
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (French film Archive)