The impressive career of French director Claude Lelouch (aged 74) will be honored at Transilvania International Film Festival 2012, where he will be present and awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award on June 6th, at the special screening of A Man and a Woman.
Three of the most influential films of his career will be screened in the 3X3 section at Transilvania IFF. Thus, the audience will get the chance to see Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant in A Man and a Woman, the film that brought Claude Lelouch the Palme d'Or and two Oscars in 1966. Working within the borders of cinéma d'auteur and mainstream cinema, Claude Lelouch won critical acclaim with A Man and a Woman as well as a record number of 4 millions viewers.
The second film selected is another remarkable success, both for audience and critics - the musical Les uns et les autres, awarded at Cannes in 1981. Geraldine Chaplin, the other film icon to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at 2012 Transilvania IFF, stars in this film. The third movie in 3X3 is the last year's documentary D'un film a l'autre, which takes a look at all of Lelouch 43 movies and the 51 years of activity of his production company - Les Films 13.
During his years of filmmaking, Lelouch worked with Yves Montand, Lino Ventura, the late Annie Girardot (celebrated at Transilvania IFF 2005), Jean-Paul Belmondo, Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Claudia Cardinale and Anne Parillaud. His filmography includes titles like: Les miserables, Hommes, femmes, mode d’emploi or Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté. In 2009, Lelouch shot in Bucharest Ces amours-là, an epic drama with Audrey Dana and Anouk Aimée.