Marion Sarraut

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Marion Sarraut
Born13 August 1938
Died12 July 2021(2021-07-12) (aged 82)
OccupationFilm director

Marion Sarraut (13 August 1938 – 12 July 2021) was a French film and theatre director. [1]



Born in Saigon in French Indochina, Marion was the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Albert Sarraut. [2] She studied at the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre  [ fr ] for three years, [3] and subsequently participated in the creation of the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma . She spent a significant amount of time alongside the directors of the French New Wave, becoming a screenwriter and assistant director for the Société française de production  [ fr ] and Maritie and Gilbert Carpentier. For more than ten years, she directed the series Numéro un  [ fr ], as well as children's shows such as L'Île aux enfants and Les Visiteurs du mercredi  [ fr ]. In the 1980s, she directed numerous telefilms. [4]

Sarraut was a member of Collectif 50/50  [ fr ], which aims to promote gender equality and diversity in cinema and audiovisual. [5] [6] She was a member of the Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique, [7] as well as the Société pour l'administration du droit de reproduction mécanique  [ fr ]. She was administrator of the Fondation Ostad Elahi, [4] directing a film on the life and works of Nur Ali Elahi. [8]

Marion Sarraut died on 12 July 2021 at the age of 82. [9]





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