Great works of art are often born of great dreams. Only 9 years old, Jean-Jacques Annaud told his mother that he would be a film director and nothing else. The goal had been achieved long ago, and some of this resolute child's films such as The Name of the Rose, The Bear, The Lover, Seven Years in Tibet, Two Brothers and Wolf Totem are loved by millions of viewers around the world. Life in the cinema is told first-person in this amazing book.
Jean-Jacques Annaud is a member of the prestigious Institut de France and has received numerous distinctions: Film Award of the National French Academy, Knight of the National Order of Merit, Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. Winner of the Charlemagne Medal for European Media (Karlsmedaille für die europäischen Medien), he has been internationally awarded and honoured.