Born in Brussels, Alain Berliner has been a screenplayer for many feature films and television films in Belgium and France. He began directing several short films; « Meeting », « Day of the Cat », and « Rose ».
In 1997 he was discovered by a worldwide audience thanks to seeing everything through Rose coloured glasses in his debut long feature film « Ma vie en rose » (My life in pink). The story of this little boy who thinks he is a little girl was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival and was awarded, amongst others, The Golden Globe in 1998 for the best foreign film, European film award for best screenplay, nominated for a Bafta and for the Cesar of best debut film.
Since then he wroted or co-wroted and directed « The Wall » for Arte (Le Mur, 1998), « Passion of Mind » (D’un rêve à l’autre, 2000) in the United States with Demi Moore in the main role, « The House by Canal » (La maison du canal, TV, 2003) with Isild Le Besco, from a novel by Simenon for the centenary anniversary of the writer’s birth, « I always wanted to be a dancer », (J’aurais voulu être un danseur, 2007) an hommage to the musicals and Gene Kelly starring Vincent Elbaz, Cecil de France and Jean-Pierre Cassel, « Clara Sheller » (id, 2008) a trendy and catchy TV series for french TV F2, and « La Peau de chagrin » (2010, TV) adapted from Honoré de Blazac’s classic fantastic novel.
He is currently preparing a new feature film.