Maurice Failevic, French film director, Died at 83


Maurice Failevic was born on August 14, 1933, in Paris, France, and died on December 27, 2016.

He was a French film director.

As a Communist, he directed over 50 films about class struggles, depicting the lives of members of the French working-class, from peasants during the French Revolution to the unemployed, factory workers, banlieue-dwellers in the 20th century.

Failevic directed films for cinema and television as well as documentaries.

Failevic was the recipient of several awards for his work, including the Prix de la critique from the International Critics’ Week twice, the Fipa d’or and the Fipa d’argent, and the Grand Prix from the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques.

Before his death, the French Culture Minister, Audrey Azoulay, said he “stood for an activist approach to cinema, based on his commitment to political and social engagement”.

Failevic graduated from the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques.

Failevic became a Communist activist in 1953.

Maurice Failevic passed away 83 years old.