Trintignant, Nadine (1934—)

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Trintignant, Nadine (1934—)

French film director and screenwriter. Born Nadine Marquand on November 11, 1934, in Nice, France; became second wife of Jean-Louis Trintignant (an actor), in 1960.

Selected filmography:

Fragilité—ton Nom est Femme (1945); Mon Amour mon Amour (1967); Le Voleur de Crimes (1969); Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (It Only Happens to Others, 1971); Defense de savoir (1973); Le Voyage de Noces (Jalousie, 1976); Premier Voyage (1979); L'Ete Prochain (Next Summer, 1984); Le Maison de Jade (1988).

Pursuing an early interest in the cinema, French director and screenwriter Nadine Trintignant dropped out of school at age 15 to become an assistant in a film lab. She subsequently worked as an assistant editor and a script clerk before becoming the highly sought-after editor for such directors as Serge Bourguignon, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, and Jean-Luc Godard. Trintignant launched her own directing career with a few shorts and a number of television productions, then undertook her first feature film in 1967. She wrote her own scripts which frequently starred her actor husband Jean-Louis Trintignant. Nadine Trintignant's brother Serge Marquand is an actor, while another brother Christian Marquand is an actor-director.

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