Colpi cut several of Alain Resnais' best known films, including "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). He is a considerable director in his own right, primarily thanks to the lyrical, understated "Une aussi longue absence" (1961), which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Colpi is also the author of a seminal book on film history, "Le Cinema et ses hommes" (1947), and a study of film composers, "Defense et Illustration de la Musique dans le Film" (1963).
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Co-directed (with Christian Fouilloux) unreleased short film "Chiens"
First short film as editor (also assistant director), "Fourviere"
Editor of magazine CINE-DIGEST
First feature-length film as editor, "Si ca vous chante"
First short as editor and co-director (with Jean-Pierre Ganancia), "Architecture de lumiere"
First collaboration with Alain Resnais, as editor of "Nuit et brouillard/Night and Fog"
Worked as uncredited assitant editor on Chaplin's "A King in New York"
Feature film directing debut (also song lyrics), "Une aussi longue absence"