Jean Jacques Christian Matras was born on December 29, 1903 in Valence, Drôme, Rhône Alpes, France. He was a reporter for Éclair-Journal before beginning his film career as a cinematographer and director. Matras was known for such films as “La Grande Illusion” (1937), “The Earrings of Madame de...” (1953) and “The Milky Way” (1969). He died on May 4, 1977 in Paris, France. Matras was a cinematographer on one Euro-western: “$5,000 on One Ace” (1964) starring Robert Woods and Fernando Sancho. Christian died on May 4, 1977 in Paris, France.
Today we remember Christian Matras on what would have been his 110th birthday.