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Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Jacques Doniol-Valcroze was a French actor, critic, screenwriter, and director. In 1951, Doniol-Valcroze was a co-founder of the renowned film magazine Cahiers du cinéma, along with André Bazin and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. The magazine was initially edited by Doniol-Valcroze between 1951-1957. As critic, he championed numerous filmmakers including Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and Nicholas Ray. As a director, his work includes the film "L'Eau à la bouche" and acting in a few New Wave films, including Chantal Akerman's classic "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles". He died on October 6, 1989, age 69, in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

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Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
  • La Dénonciation (The Immoral Moment)

    Directed by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze • Drama • 1961 • 72 minutes

    An innocent man, a dark bar, a body already on the floor, a brawl – what happened? And who’s innocent, anyway? Jacques Doniol-Valcroze’s game-playing mystery begins with a simple police investigation, but gradually, almost casually,...

  • A Game for Six Lovers (L’eau à la bouche)

    Directed by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze • Drama • 1960 • 84 minutes

    One of the founders of the epochal film magazine Cahiers du cinema, and therefore a prime mover of the French New Wave, Doniol-Valcroze joined all the upstart critics making films in the late ‘50s-early 60s with this decadent debut,...