Belle Et Sebastien: Le Refuge by Cécile AubryCécile Aubry was a French film actress, author, television screenwriter and director. Born Anne-José Madeleine Henriette Bénard, Aubry began her career as a dancer. At age 20, she was signed to 20th Century Fox.
She made her break as the star of Henri-Georges Clouzots Manon (1949), which won the Golden Lion at the famed Venice Film Festival. That brought her a leading role alongside Tyrone Power and Orson Welles in American director Henry Hathaways feature The Black Rose (1950). She had a strong performance in Christian-Jacques Bluebeard (1952), one of the first French-produced films to be made in color. For a short time, she was a Hollywood success, signing a lucrative contract with Fox, employing her parents as a publicity team, and regularly appearing in French film magazines as an example of the perfect hybrid of Franco-American femininity.
Her film career was short. It was interrupted by a secret six-year marriage to Si Brahim El Glaoui, the eldest son of the pasha of Marrakesh. She announced her retirement from film in 1959, claiming that she had only enjoyed cinema for its travel opportunities. She went on to write childrens books and scenarios for childrens television with considerable success.
She is known in France for her TV series for children, Poly, about a boy and a horse, and Belle et Sébastien, adapted for television from her books. The main character in both series was played by her son, Mehdi El Glaoui (credited as Mehdi).
On 19 July 2010, she died from lung cancer in Dourdan (Essonne), France, aged 81.
Belle & Sebastian review: A boy and his dog live the high life in French children's film
Director Nicolas Vanier, whose background is in wildlife documentaries, gives us vertiginous, breathtaking scenery and regular glimpses of animal life, ranging from boar to frogs: this is the world in which the central character, six-year-old Sebastian Felix Bossuet , is growing up in the care of his guardian, the elderly Cesar Tcheky Karyo. He is resourceful and at home in the outdoors. At the beginning of the film, we see Cesar sending his young charge over the edge of a precipice, dangling on the end of a rope, to climb down and rescue a young chamois whose mother has been shot by hunters. Sebastian, who often roams alone through the mountains, comes across a large, greyish dog. He names her Belle, and keeps her presence a secret. Meanwhile, German troops have arrived in the village to crack down on anyone trying to smuggle Jewish refugees through the mountains to Switzerland. There are various narratives of concealment and protection interwoven through the film: most of the characters have one kind of secret or another, and Sebastian becomes involved in them all.
Belle and Sebastian may also be the name of a band or an appliance brand but this review deals with the recent French film by that name. In it, a boy and his.
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