Bertrand Blier
Bertrand Blier in 2011
Born (1939-03-14) 14 March 1939 (age 82)[1]
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.[2]

He is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier. His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Personal life

With his former wife Françoise, to whom he was married for twenty years, he has a daughter named Béatrice.[6] He also has a son, Léonard, born 1993, with actress Anouk Grinberg.[7] He is married to actress Farida Rahouadj, with whom he has a daughter named Leila.[6]


Main article: Bertrand Blier filmography


Published works


  1. ^ Shrimpton, Leanda, ed. (1997). International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers: Directors. St. James Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-55862-301-9. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Programme". Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  4. ^ "28th Moscow International Film Festival (2006)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  5. ^ Bertrand Blier - In the series French Film Directors. ISBN 0-7190-5297-1
  6. ^ a b "Bertrand Blier". VSD.
  7. ^ "Un Deux Trois, Anouk Grinberg!". Le Soir.