It was a winner of the prix Jean Vigo, an award that recognizes the independence of mind and the quality of the implementation of a filmmaker for his feature film Mona and me . Former assistant of Maurice Pialat, it was revealed to the public by an african tale with a delicate, The Child Lion . The producer-director Patrick Grandperret died Saturday in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Val-de-Marne) at the age of 72, announced Sunday at the AFP Sylvie Pialat, confirming information of the French Film .

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“This is someone who has a lot of the essence for a lot of people in the cinema,” explained Sylvie Pialat, the widow of Maurice Pialat, today producer. “An extraordinary personality, a young man to the end”. Patrick Grandperret was the assistant to the director on Pass your ba first 1979, and Loulou in 1980.

“Someone very much”

Born on 24 October 1946 at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, it was made known to the general public in 1993 with The child lion . The adventure of Oulé the black child and Sirga the little lioness born on the same day and grow up together, but the ferocity of the men separates. A tale of poetry and magic with musician Salif Keita in the role of the griot and trainer of lions, eagles, snakes, bees… Patrick Grandperret had then led to the public on the footsteps of a young orphan who discovers Africa, and found an unknown father (Jacques Dutronc), in The master of the elephants .

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“I am very happy to have been able to make a film with him, it was someone who is very critical, it has taken a lot of people at the cinema”, said Sylvie Pialat. Patrick Grandperret and Sylvie Pialat are at the origin of the film Deadly based on a screenplay never filmed by Pialat, who won the Prize of the president of the jury for un certain regard at Cannes in 2006. Patrick Grandperret has written and directed his latest feature film Fled banquero with his daughter Emilie in 2016. His son Leo has signed the music.