Knowledge Identifier: +Rene_Clement
Clément spent the latter part of the 1930s making documentaries in parts of the Middle East and Africa
In 1936, he directed his first film, a 20 minute short written and featuring Jacques Tati
In 1937, he and archaeologist Jules Barthou were in Yemen making preparations to film a documentary, the first ever of that country and one that includes the only known film image of Imam Yahya
Jean Gabin - Nevertheless, he was cast in the lead role of the 1949 René Clément film "Au-Delà Des Grilles" that won the Academy *award for Best Foreign Language Film
From there René Clément became one of his country's most successful and respected directors, garnering numerous awards including two films that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the first in 1950 for "The Walls of Malapaga" and the second time two years later for "Forbidden Games"
Narciso Yepes - In 1952 a work , Yepes claims to have written when he was a young boy, became the theme to the film "Forbidden Games" by René Clément
This Angry Age - "'This Angry Age"' is a 1958 drama film directed by René Clément and produced by Dino De Laurentiis
The Joy of Living - "'The Joy of Living"' is a 1961 Italian-French comedy film directed by René Clément
Francis Lai - In 1969, he wrote the score for director René Clément's film, "Rider On The Rain"
René Clément died in 1996 and was buried in the local cemetery in Menton on the French Riviera where he had spent his years in retirement
Purple Noon - On December 4, 2012, the Criterion Collection released the high-definition digital restoration of "Purple Noon" on Blu-ray and DVD. Special features include an interview with René Clément scholar and author Denitza Bantcheva, archival interviews with Alain Delon and Patricia Highsmith, the film's original English-language trailer, and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien and excerpts from a 1981 interview with Clément