Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

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Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Born (1920-03-15)15 March 1920
Paris, France
Died 6 October 1989(1989-10-06) (aged 69)
Cannes, France
Nationality French
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter, Actor

Jacques Doniol-Valcroze (15 March 1920 – 6 October 1989) was a French actor, critic, screenwriter, and director.
In 1955, he was a member of the jury at the 16th Venice International Film Festival,[1] and in 1964 a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

New Wave[edit]

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.[3] His own works in this area include directing the film L'Eau à la bouche (fr) and acting in some New Wave films. Nevertheless he is generally excluded from the movement's "inner circle."[4] Additionally he was friends with François Truffaut who shot the film Une Visite in his flat.[5] He was married to Françoise Brion.[6]


  1. ^ "Juries for the 1950's". Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1964: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ Cahiers du Cinema by Jim Hillier, David Wilson, British Film Institute, Nick Browne
  4. ^ A history of the French new wave cinema by Richard John Neupert, pg 247
  5. ^ François Truffaut by Diana Holmes, Robert Ingram, pg 38
  6. ^ Brion, F. (1972) "[Interview with André Gardies]", in: Gardies, A. Alain Robbe-Grillet. Paris: Seghers; pp. 166-68