Awards & Winners

Suzanne Schiffman

Date of Birth 27-September-1929
Place of Birth Paris
(ÃŽle-de-France, France, Seine)
Nationality France
Also know as Suzanne Klochendler, Suzanne Klochendler
Profession Film director, Screenwriter
Suzanne Schiffman was a screenwriter and director for numerous motion pictures. She often worked with François Truffaut. The 'script girl' Joelle, played by Nathalie Baye in Truffaut's Day for Night was based on Schiffman. It accurately portrayed the close collaboration she had with Truffaut and other directors. Her Jewish mother was detained by the Gestapo during the war, but Klochendler and her sibling were hidden by an order of nuns. Schiffman studied art history at the Sorbonne after the war. During her career she worked closely with Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette in addition to Truffaut, latterly on the scripts of his films. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Day for Night and won a César Award for writing The Last Metro with Truffaut. Suzanne Schiffman died of cancer in 2001. She is the mother of French cinematographer, Guillaume Schiffman.

Awards by Suzanne Schiffman

Check all the awards nominated and won by Suzanne Schiffman.


Nominations 1988 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
César Award for Best Debut Le moine et la sorcière


César Award for Best Writing
Honored for : The Last Metro

Nominations 1981 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
César Award for Best Writing The Last Metro


Nominations 1974 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Day for Night