KNIGHTHOOD: Serge Rezvani Decorated with French Legion of Honor


KNIGHTHOOD: Serge Rezvani Decorated with French Legion of Honor
by Darius Kadivar

Composer, painter and playwrite Serge Rezvani was Born in Tehran, Iran in 1928,  to an Iranian Father and Russian Mother. He became famous under the pseudo Cyrus Bassiak by composing the music scores of French New Wave Directors Francois Truffaut and Jean Luc Goddard for their respective films Jules et Jim (1962)  ( in which he also appeared in a cameo role) and Pierrot le Fou (1965). He will be decorated for his contribution to French Arts by the French government with the Legion of Honor.

(NOTE: List of Recipients to the Legion of Honor this year in 2010 Here) 

Trailer of Jules et Jim (1962) directed by Francois Truffaut starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre

Trailer of Pierrot le Fou (1965) directed by Jean Luc Goddard and starring Jean Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina:

French actress Jeanne Moreau singing 'Le Tourbillon' in François Truffaut's film 'Jules et Jim' with Serge Rezvani at the Guitare in a cameo role ( credited as Cyrus Bassiak in the film):

Vanesssa Paradis ( wife of Actor Johnny Depp) tribute to Jeanne Moreau sings Les Tourbillon at the Cannes Film Festival ( mid 1990's):

Serge Rezvani working with Helene Noguerra on her album Vanille Fraise:

Other Songs by Serge Rezvani under his pen name Cyrus Bassiak:

Jeanne Moreau - Où vas-tu Mathilde ? (1966):

Jeanne Moreau - J'ai la Memoire Qui Flanche (1968):

Recommended Viewing:

A Report on Rezvani the Painter and playwrite on French TV 1993:

Watch Here

Recommended Reading:

Rezvani Revisited by Darius KADIVAR

The man at the heart of a village arts festival by Mary Blume (IHT)

Iranian Pioneers in French Cinema by Darius KADIVAR

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