Jean Renoir (French drama & farce director: Boudu sauvé des eaux [Boudu Saved from Drowning, 1932], La Grande illusion [Grand Illusion, 1937], La Bête humaine [The Human Beast, 1938], La Règle du jeu [The Rules of the Game, 1939], Le Carrosse d'or [The Golden Coach, 1953]).
Renoir (2012) Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son. Directed by Gilles Bourdos.
11th Academy Awards - February 23, 1939. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture - "La Grande Illusion", directed by Jean Renoir (1894-1979). This was the first foreign language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Pictured : Jean Gabin (1904-1976)
Jean Renoir (15 Sept 1894 – 12 Feb1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer & author who made more than 40 films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. He was the 2nd son of Aline (née Charigot) & the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir & can be seen in many of his father's paintings. In 1924, Renoir directed the first of his 9 silent films. These films did not produce a return, and Renoir gradually sold paintings inherited from his father to finance them.
"La Bête Humaine" (The Human Beast) is a 1938 French film directed by Jean Renoir, with cinematography by Curt Courant. The picture features Jean Gabin, and is based on the novel of the same name by Émile Zola.
La Bête Humaine (The Human Beast), 1938, directed by Jean Renoir (son of famous painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir) and starring Jean Gabin and Simone Simon (an actress who looked a lot like a real live Betty Boop). Based on a novel by Emile Zola, this incredible film is about love, lust, and murder on a train. Gabin is the engineer, and he's not entirely sane.