Jacques Doniol-Valcroze (French: [ʒak dɔnjɔl valkʁoz]; 15 March 1920 – 6 October 1989) 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.
|Died||6 October 1989 69) (aged|
|Occupation||Film critic, Film director, screenwriter, actor|
His own works in this area include directing the film L'eau a la bouche and acting in some New Wave films, including Chantal Akerman's cult classic Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Additionally he was friends with François Truffaut who shot his first film Une Visite in his apartment. He was married to Françoise Brion.
The Director’s Fortnight, founded in 1968 during the nationwide strikes which closed down the Cannes Film Festival that year, was the brainchild of Jacques Doniol-Valcroze. The event was sponsored by his fledgling Société des Réalisateurs de Films (Film Directors Society) with the intention of "...opening up the Cannes Festival to little-known filmmakers and national cinemas, without concern for budgets or shooting formats."
He died of a ruptured aneurysm in 1989.
|1950||Orfeu||Young Man at Café des Poètes||Uncredited|
|1960||Le bel âge||Jacques|
|1962||And Satan Calls the Turns||Éric|
|1963||L'Immortelle||N, the Man|
|1963||Los felices sesenta||Víctor|
|1968||Je t'aime, je t'aime||Le responsable d'édition|
|1970||Le Voyou||Le banquier|
|1971||L'amour c'est gai, l'amour c'est triste||Le 1er client|
|1973||Elle court, elle court la banlieue||Le premier dentiste|
|1973||A Full Day's Work||Le juré Jacquemont, l'acteur jouant Hamlet|
|1975||Playing with Fire||Le commissaire Laurent|
|1975||Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles||2nd Caller|
|1977||The Apprentice Heel||L'adjoint au maire Forelon|
|1977||Goodbye Emmanuelle||Michel Cordier|
|1978||En l'autre bord|
|1979||Memoirs of a French Whore|
|1980||Le soleil en face||Un invité du débat télé|
|1980||Je vais craquer!!!||Maxence, le critique littéraire|
|1984||Le Bon Plaisir||Lawyer|
- "Juries for the 1950s". Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "Berlinale 1964: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
- Cahiers du Cinema by Jim Hillier, David Wilson, British Film Institute, Nick Browne
- Lewis, Zach (1 April 2014). "Blu-ray Review: 'L'immortelle' a forgotten staple of French arthouse". PopOptiq. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
- François Truffaut by Diana Holmes, Robert Ingram, pg 38
- Brion, F. (1972) "[Interview with André Gardies]", in: Gardies, A. Alain Robbe-Grillet. Paris: Seghers; pp. 166-68
- "Cannes Film Festival Films: Director's Fortnight". cannesguide.com.