Began his film career as an actor but had moved behind the camera by the age of 20, producing Rene Clair's avant-garde short "Entr'acte" in 1924. Braunberger's first feature as a producer was "La fille de l'eau" (1925), the first of several collaborations with Jean Renoir. Braunberger is remarkable not simply for the length and productivity of his career, but for the imagination and daring he showed in backing projects such as Luis Bunuel's banned surrealist classic "L' Age d'Or" (1930) and early New Wave films by Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard. He was awarded an honorary Cesar (the French Oscar) in 1980.
Cast (Feature Film)
Producer (Feature Film)
Began travels "to learn about the cinema"; worked in production and post-production in Germany and England
Film acting debut
Worked in US for a little over a year in various assistant positions, e.g. On the Hollywood film "Monsieur Beaucaire"
First film as producer, Rene Clair's avant-garde short "Entr'acte"
First feature as producer and first collaboration with Jean Renoir, "La fille de l'eau"
Organized production (uncredited) for Renoir's third film, "Nana"
Founded "Societe du Cinema du Pantheon"
Formed "Pantheon" production company
Sole directorial effort (also writer, producer), "La course de taureaux"
Produced last film, "Knights of the Round Table"