Frédéric Rossif

Knowledge Identifier: +Frederic_Rossif


Frederic Rossif

French film and television director who specialized primarily in documentaries, frequently using archive footage add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1950.

Countries: France (50%), Spain (33%), Greece (17%)

Main connections: Vangelis, French Foreign Legion, Spanish Civil War




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In late 1950s Rossif began writing and directing his own films, quickly achieving a considerable degree of success add something


In 1952 he joined the ORTF add something


Several of his 1960s films were scored by the celebrated French composer Maurice Jarre add something


His 1963 film about the Spanish Civil War, "Mourir a Madrid" received the Prix Jean Vigo that year, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature add something


In 1970 Rossif completed his only non-documentary film, "Aussi loin que l'amour", featuring Salvador Dalí as one of the actors add something


In early 1970s Rossif met the Greek composer Vangelis, who was working in Paris at the time add something


Vangelis - In 1979, Vangelis composed the score for another animal documentary by Frédéric Rossif, "Opéra sauvage"


In 1980 Rossif directed a documentary dedicated to Vangelis, called "L'Arbre de vie" add something


Rossif died in 1990 and was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris add something