Paul Grimault

1905 (Neuilly, France) – 1994 (Yvelines)

Known primarily as an animator, Grimault was associated with the left-wing ‘October Group’ of the Prévert brothers and fellow cross-disciplinary creative spirits. He had met Jacques Prévert, with whom he had a deep affinity, while working for the same advertising agency: Anouilh was met the same way. He acted in classic live-action films made by Vigo and Renoir, though is not always credited. Prévert worked with Grimault on two of the films Grimault is best-known for — the collaboration has been described as ‘perfect.’ Reinhardt was a household visitor, and Demy a later collaborator.

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