François Villiers

François Villiers (2 March 1920 29 January 2009) Chevalier of the Legion of Honor[1] was a French film director. He was responsible for several films, from Hans le marin in 1949, to Manika, une vie plus tard, in 1989, which won the Prix du Public at Cannes.

François Villiers
Born(1920-03-02)2 March 1920
Died29 January 2009(2009-01-29) (aged 88)
OccupationFilm director


He was the younger brother of actor Jean-Pierre Aumont and therefore uncle of Tina Aumont. His mother's uncle was well-known stage actor Georges Berr (died 1942).


Film Year Star Award
Hans le marin 1949
Manika, une vie plus tard 1989 Prix du Public
L'Eau vive 1958 Pascale Audret Golden Globe for best foreign film
La verte moisson 1959 Jacques Perrin and Claude Brasseur
Pierrot la tendresse 1960 Michel Simon
Le puits aux trois vérités 1961 Michèle Morgan
Jusqu'au bout du monde 1963 Pierre Mondy Grand Prix du Cinema Français
Constance aux enfers 1963 Michèle Morgan


Show Year Adaptation
Les Chevaliers du Ciel 1967
Jean-Christophe 1978 Romain Rolland
Les Chevaux du Soleil 1980 Jules Roy
Quelques Hommes de Bonnes Volontés 1983 Jules Romains by Marcel Jullian


  1. "Mort du réalisateur François Villiers" (in French). 2009-02-03. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-02-05.

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