Jacques Doillon

Jacques Doillon (French: [dwajɔ̃]; born 15 March 1944) is a French film director. He has a habit of giving lead roles to inexperienced young actresses in his films on family life and women. Some actresses to break through are Fanny Bastien, Sandrine Bonnaire, Judith Godrèche, Marianne Denicourt, Charlotte Gainsbourg[1] and Juliette Binoche.

Jacques Doillon
Jacques Doillon in 2013.
Born (1944-03-15) 15 March 1944
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director
Years active1969–present
Partner(s)Jane Birkin (1980–1991)
ChildrenLola Doillon, Lou Doillon

Doillon was born in Paris. He has two daughters: Lola Doillon (born 1975), whose mother is film editor Noëlle Boisson, and Lou Doillon (born 1982), from his relationship with actress Jane Birkin in the 1980s.[2]

His 1989 film The 15 Year Old Girl was entered into the 16th Moscow International Film Festival.[3]

His 1990 film La vengeance d'une femme was entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] The following year, his film Le Petit Criminel won an Honourable Mention at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival.[5] In 1993, his film Le Jeune Werther won the Blue Angel Award at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.[6] In 1998, his film Trop (peu) d'amour was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[7]



  1. "Wettbewerb/In Competition". Moving Pictures, Berlinale Extra. Berlin: 37. 11–22 February 1998.
  2. Jane Birkin official website Archived 2009-07-08 at the Portuguese Web Archive. Accessed 25 March 2014
  3. "16th Moscow International Film Festival (1989)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  4. "Berlinale: 1990 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  5. "Berlinale: 1991 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  6. "Berlinale: 1993 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  7. "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
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