Balzac (film)

Balzac is a 1951 short documentary film by French director Jean Vidal. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1952, for Best Short Subject, Two-reel, and won first prize for best director at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival the same year.


Biopic on the work, life and loves of the French playwright and novelist Honoré de Balzac, his evolution as a writer and how his individual works fit into the design of La comedie humaine. A documentary which uses contemporary sketches, paintings and photographs, to illustrate his achievements, alongside excerpts from his body of writings.


  • Emmens, Carol A. (1977) Famous People on Film. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-1051-4
  • Festa-McCormick, Diana (1979) Honoré de Balzac. Boston: Twayne. ISBN 0-8057-6383-X
  • Sadoul, Georges (1962) Le cinéma français (1890-1962). Paris: Flammarion. ISBN 2-08-060214-4

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