Marcel Camus

Active - 1956 - 1982  |   Born - Apr 21, 1912 in Chappes, France  |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy Drama, Fantasy

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In the 1920s Camus assisted and was technical advisor to numerous filmmakers in France, including Jacques Feyder, Luis Bunuel, and Jacques Becker. He didn't begin directing features until the late 1950s, and scored an international hit with his second film, the award-winning Orfeu Negro (aka Black Orpheus), a colorful and tuneful version of the Orpheus myth set in Brazil during Carnival. None of his later films succeeded in making a comparable impact.