Grémillon, Jean

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Grémillon, Jean Gender: M
Jean Alexandre Louis Eugène Grémillon
born on 3 October 1901 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Bayeux, France, 49n16, 0w42
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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French filmmaker, a screenwriter, director and composer; one of the great French maestros of film. He made his feature film debut in 1926, and his productivity was erratic, due to periods of inactivity.

Although Gremillon originally trained to become a professional violinist, studying at the Paris Schola Cantorum, he became interested in filmmaking after a chance meeting with the cinematographer Georges Perinal. In 1923, he began directing documentaries and avant-garde films, and within a few years, had moved on to feature films. Although French intellectuals highly praised his work on "Garden de Phare," 1930, mainstream viewing audiences remained unconvinced, and ultimately Gremillon quit, saying he felt artistically repressed by the commercialism involved.

In the 1930s, he worked primarily in Spain and Germany, but he eventually returned to France where he produced some of his finest work, including "Lumiere d'ete," 1943, "Stormy Waters," 1946, and "Le Ciel Est a Vous," 1957.

Gremillon died 11/25/1959, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1923 (Directing documentaries)
  • Work : Gain social status 1926 (Feature film debut)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1930 (Film produced)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 November 1959 at 12:00 noon in Paris, France (Age 58)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (8:30 AM Paris time).

Same data in Didier Geslain archive, 'Cinema Realisateurs' pdf file, p. 121.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Loss of job (Erratic productivity)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Violinist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Filmmaker)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)