He developed his passion for filmmaking at a young age.In 1960, he founded his own production company, Les Films 13, and directed his feature debut The Right of Man. In 1966, he directed A Man and a Woman, which garnered the Palme d’Or and two Academy Awards among other prizes. In a career spanning over 50 years, he directed 50 films, including Live for Life (1967, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film), Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988, César Award for Best Actor to Jean-Paul Belmondo), Les Misérables (1994, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film), Roman de gare (2007, Cannes selection), or more recently The Best Years of a Life (2019, Cannes selection).
2021 Love Is Better Than Life 2020 Dance of Chance 2019 The Best Years of a Life 2017 Everyone’s Life 2015 Un + Une 2014 We Love You, Bastard 2010 What War May Bring 2007 Roman de gare 2005 Le Courage d’aimer 2004 Le Genre humain – Les Parisiens 2002 And Now… Ladies and Gentlemen 2000 One 4 All 1998 Chance or Coincidence 1996 Hommes, femmes, mode d’emploi 1995 Les Misérables 1993 Tout ça… pour ça ! 1992 La belle histoire 1990 There Were Days… And Moons 1988 Itinerary of a Spoiled Child 1987 Attention bandits ! 1986 A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later 1985 Partir, revenir 1984 Long Live Life 1983 Edith and Marcel 1981 Dance of Life 1979 Us Two 1978 Robert et Robert 1977 Another Man, Another Chance 1976 Second Chance 1976 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1975 Cat and Mouse 1975 Mariage 1974 And Now My Love 1973 Happy New Year 1972 Money Money Money 1971 Smic Smac Smoc 1970 The Crook 1969 Love Is a Funny Thing 1969 Life Love Death 1967 Far from Vietnam 1967 Live for Life 1966 A Man and a Woman 1965 Les grands moments 1964 The Decadent Influence 1963 Night Women 1962 In the Affirmative 1960 The Right of Man