Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier
Bertrand Blier étoiles d'or 2011.jpg
Bertrand Blier in 2011
Born (1939-03-14) 14 March 1939 (age 80)
OccupationFilm director, writer
Years active1959–present
(divorced, 1 daughter)
Farida Rahouadj
(current, 1 daughter)
Partner(s)Anouk Grinberg
(separated, 1 son)
Parent(s)Bernard Blier
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (1979)
for Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
César Award for Best Writing (1980)
for Buffet froid

Bertrand Blier (French: [bɛʁtʁɑ̃ blje]; born 14 March 1939) is a French film director and writer. His 1978 film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.[1]

He is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier. His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] His 2005 film How Much Do You Love Me? was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the Silver George for Best Director.[3]

A defence of Blier's work until 2000 was written by Sue Harris, Queen Mary College, London and published in 2001 by Manchester University Press.[4]

Personal life[edit]

With his former wife Françoise, to whom he was married for twenty years, he has a daughter named Béatrice.[5] He also has a son, Léonard, born 1993, with actress Anouk Grinberg.[6] He is married to actress Farida Rahouadj, with whom he has a daughter named Leila.[5]



  • 1997: Les Côtelettes
  • 2010: Désolé pour la moquette...

Published works[edit]

  • 1972: Les Valseuses
  • 1979: "Buffet Froid"
  • 1981: Beau-père
  • 1997: Les Côtelettes
  • 1998: Existe en blanc
  • 2001: Pensées, répliques et anecdotes
  • 2010: Désolé pour la moquette...


  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Programme". Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  3. ^ "28th Moscow International Film Festival (2006)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  4. ^ Bertrand Blier - In the series French Film Directors. ISBN 0-7190-5297-1
  5. ^ a b "Bertrand Blier". VSD.
  6. ^ "Un Deux Trois, Anouk Grinberg!". Le Soir.

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