He directed Michel Leiris's play, "Nuits sans lune", at the Avignon Theater Festival.
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[on imbibing US culture when growing up in Morocco in the 1940s] My parents became friends with the officers and they brought me along to see all the great movies by John Ford
, George Cukor
, Howard Hawks
. I even saw Casablanca
(1942) in Casablanca. It was amusing to see Hollywood's idea of Morocco, which was a kind of extravagant Egyptian fantasy. Of course, nobody looked anything like that.
His father was English and his mother Irish; the family moved to Morocco in 1939 and to Paris in 1947.
Alfred de Turris