Sunday, October 30, 2016

Guy Chapouillié aka Monsieur Béret

Guy Chapouillié was born in 1942 in Casteljaloux (Gascogne) where the love for both rugby and the cinema was kindled at an early age.
After high school he studied agriculture and specialized at the National School of Dairy Industry in Aurillac, after which he entered the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma in Paris.
He became the founder of the Higher Audiovisual School at the University of Toulouse in 1979 and was director until 2010.
He wrote several books, the latest being about Marcel Pagnol, an inventor of filmmaking. He is currently Professor Emeritus and filmmaker.
More interesting for us, however, is Guy Chapouillié's nickname Monsieur Béret. He is the man behind Les films du béret.

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