Saturday, April 22, 2017

RIP Jacques Robioles



Death of the director and actor Jacques Robiolles

Actor notably for Jean Rollin but also Truffaut and Chabrol, Jacques Robiolles died on April 19 at the age of 82 years. He also directed art and essay films, short films and documentaries.

Jacques Robiolles began his career as an actor. He is also known for his work with Claude Chabrol (Landru, 1962), François Truffaut (La mariée était en noir, 1967, Baisers volés, 1968, Domicile conjugal, 1970), et Philippe Garrel (Marie pour mémoire, 1967).

After a short film career without a future (Reflection in a Henri III buffet), Robiolles returns to directing in the late 1960s. Henri Langlois, the cofounder of the French Cinémathèque, is interested in him, participating in the production Of his first film The Dagmaluakh (1968). He then made a dozen poetic films, such as Les Yeux de Maman (1971), Le Jardin des Hespérides (1975), dedicated to Langlois, and shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. He had a fantastic Scene The Transylvanian Train, and appeared in Jean Rollin's La Vampire nue et Le Frisson des vampires. He was also seen in small roles for Jean-François Davy in Bananes Mécaniques and Au Plaisir des dames. In 1981, he directed Fabrice Luchini in a short film called La forêt désenchantée.

His last appearance on the screen dates from 2004 for the documentary film The Phantom of Henri Langlois of Jacques Richard. Robiolles was also featured in Gérard Courant's experimental documentary entitled Cinématon in 2002, which featured filmed portraits of personalities from the 7th art. He had retired for many years to Normandy.


ROBIOLLES, Jacques
Born: 3/6/1935, Coutances, Manche, France
Died: 4/19/2017, Coutances, Manche, France

Jacques Robioles’ westerns – actor:
Fortune (TV) – 1967 (British commandant)
Don’t Touch the White Woman! – 1973

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