Alexandre Astruc

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Alexandre Astruc is a French film critic and film director born 13 July 1923, in Paris (France).

Before becoming a film director he was a journalist, novelist and film critic.[1] His role in the auteur theory is his notion of the caméra-stylo or "camera-pen" and the idea that a director should wield his camera like a writer uses his pen and that he need not be hindered by traditional storytelling.

In 1994 he was awarded the René Clair Award for his whole body of film work.

Selected filmography[edit]

(s) indicates films also co-scripted by Astruc


  1. ^ Martin, Marcel (1971) France. London: A. Zwemmer; p. 11

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