Journalist, Screenwriter, Film directorwd:Q3309344
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Louis-le-Grand
award received: Prix des Deux Magots, Fénéon Prize, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres
Michel Cournot (1 May 1922 – 8 February 2007) was a French journalist, screenwriter and film director. As a writer he was awarded the Fénéon Prize in 1949 for Martinique. His only film as a director, Les Gauloises bleues, was due to be entered at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled because of the events of May 1968 in France.
He received a Genie Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 10th Genie Awards in 1989, as cowriter with Claude Fournier and Marie-José Raymond of the Canadian television miniseries The Mills of Power (Les Tisserands du pouvoir).
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