French filmmaker and screenwriter and set director, René Allio was first recognized for his art work. Later he became a distinguished stage designer and theatrical director. Allio made his screen debut as a director in 1962 with the animated short La Meule/The Haystack and became known for his creative films. He subsequently continued on to direct such feature films as Pierre et Paul (1969) and I Pierre Riviere, Having Slit the Throats of My Mother, My Sister and My Father (1976). Aillio also occasionally penned his own screenplays. In 1965, Aillo won a competing prize at the Venice Film Festival for La Veille Dame Indigne/The Shameless Old Lady.