Michel Kelber

Michel Kelber (1908–1996) was a French cinematographer. Beginning in the late 1920s, he worked on more than a hundred film productions during a lengthy career. Born in Kiev, then part of the Russian Empire, he studied art and architecture in Paris. He started worked as an assistant cameraman in 1928, before progressing to cinematographer four years later.[1] He worked with leading directors such as Jean Renoir, René Clair, Julien Duvivier and Claude Autant-Lara.[2] He also worked for periods in Spain, including during the wartime German Occupation of France.

Michel Kelber
Died23 October 1996
Years active1928-1993 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Langman p.68-69
  2. Langman p.68


  • Larry Langman. Destination Hollywood: The Influence of Europeans on American Filmmaking. McFarland, 2000.
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