Claude Lelouch found his passion for cinema when, as a child, he would hide out in cinema theatres, during the Second World War. In 1957, when he was a news cameraman, he was sent to Moscow with the aim of secretly filming slices of life in the USSR. During this reportage, Lelouch accidentally found himself at Mosfilm studios, on the set of the film which whetted his appetite for becoming a film director: Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Cranes Are Flying. In 1960, he shoots his first feature film, with the production company Les Films 13, Le propre de l’homme, a total fail. In 1966, six years after the critics brought him down, Un homme et une femme won the Palme d’Or, the supreme award at Cannes. Then followed two Oscar awards and other tens of international prizes. The film marked the emergence of an extremely loved popular auteur, who, since then, came out with more than 50 films wreathed with important prizes from all continents. The film festival that launched him, Cannes, curated for the official selection four of his films L’aventure, c’est l’aventure (1972), Les uns et les autres (1981), Roman de gare (2007) and Les plus belles années d’une vie (2019).