Franju, Georges

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Franju, Georges Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°32 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 07°34'

Portrait of Georges Franju 
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Georges Franju
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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.

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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1936 (Founded Film Archive)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 5 November 1987 (Age 75 in Paris)
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Source Notes

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)