Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Jacques Doniol-Valcroze (born in Paris March 15, 1920; died in Cannes on October 6, 1989) was a French actor, critic, screenwriter, and director. In 1964 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival. In his thirties he played a role in the French New Wave and discussed the beginnings of "the new cinema." He was also a co-founder of Cahiers du cinéma and defended Alain Robbe-Grillet. His own works in this area include directing the film L'Eau à la bouche and acting in some New Wave films. Nevertheless he is generally excluded from the movement's "inner circle." Additionally he was friends with François Truffaut who shot the film Une Visite in his flat. He was married to Françoise Brion.


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