René Le Hénaff

René Le Hénaff (24 April 1901 – 5 January 2005) was a French film editor and director. As a film editor he collaborated with directors Marcel Carné, René Clair, and Géza von Radványi among others. His three films with Carné in the late 1930s — Port of Shadows, Hôtel du Nord, and Le Jour Se Lève — are widely admired examples of poetic realism. He also directed films from 1935 to 1950. Perhaps the best-known is Colonel Chabert (1943), which was a film adaptation of a famous novella by Honoré de Balzac. Le Hénaff retired from filmmaking in 1968.[1][2]

Selected filmography

Editor

Director

References

  1. Pelletier, Philippe (March 3, 2005). "René Le Hénaff". Les Gens du Cinéma (in French).
  2. Riding, Alan (November 1, 1996). "Marcel Carne, Film Director, Dies at 90". The New York Times.


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