Marcel Paul Pagnol
(; ; 28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist
, and filmmaker
. Regarded as an auteur
, in 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie française
. Although his work is less fashionable than it once was, Pagnol is still generally regarded as one of France's greatest 20th-century writers and is notable for the fact that he excelled in almost every medium—memoir, novel, drama and film.
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