Made short documentaries and experimental films before directing his first feature in 1927. Gremillon earned critical acclaim but little box-office success with films such as "Maldone" (1927) and "La Petite Lise" (1930), subsequently working in Spain and Germany. After returning to France he produced some of his finest work--including "Lumiere d'ete" (1943), a Jacques Prevert-penned study of the decadent French aristocracy--during WWII. Gremillon returned to making documentaries after the war and was president of the Cinematheque Francaise from 1943 to 1958.
Director (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Editing (Feature Film)
Music (Feature Film)
Sound (Feature Film)
Directed and edited first short film, "Chartres"
Feature debut, director, editor (uncredited), and music creits, "Maldone"
Last film edited by Gremillon himself, "Le Petite babouin"
Wrote first screenplay, also directed, "Gonzague ou l'accordeur"
Final film with a music credit, also directed, wrote, and narrated, "L'astrologie ou Le miroir de la vie"
Final feature, directed and wrote, "L'amour d'une femme"