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Bertrand Blier
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Bertrand Blier in 2011
Born (1939-03-14) 14 March 1939 (age 85)
Occupation Film director, writer
Years active 1959–present
Spouse(s) Françoise
(divorced, 1 daughter)
Farida Rahouadj
(current, 1 daughter)
Partner(s) Anouk Grinberg
(separated, 1 son)
Children 3
Parent(s) Bernard Blier
Awards Academy 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.

He is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier. His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. 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.

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.

Personal life

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



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

Published works

  • 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...

See also

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