Claire Clouzot (2 August 1933 – 2 February 2020) was a French film director and journalist.[1]

Claire Clouzot
Born2 August 1933
Died2 February 2020(2020-02-02) (aged 86)
NationalityFrench
OccupationDirector

BiographyEdit

Clouzot was the daughter of photographer Rémy Duval and the granddaughter of director Henri-Georges Clouzot. She worked as a photographer and journalist before she began directing in 1980,[2] with the film L’Homme Fragile,[3] starring Richard Berry, Françoise Lebrun, and Didier Sauvegrain.[4]

Clouzot was a delegate at International Critics' Week from 2002-2004 when the films Reconstruction and Or (My Treasure) won the Camera d'Or.[5][6]

She died in February 2020 at the age of 86.[7]

FilmographyEdit

  • L'homme en question (1976)
  • L'Homme Fragile (1981)
  • Rémy Duval, 28 place des Vosges (1986)

PublicationsEdit

  • Le Cinéma français depuis la Nouvelle Vague (1972)
  • Autobiographie d'une pionnière du cinéma, 1873-1968, Alice Guy (1978)
  • Catherine Breillat. Indécence et pureté (2004)
  • La Saga des Clouzot et le cinéma (2007)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Décès de la critique Claire Clouzot". Le Film Français (in French). 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Claire Clouzot: film critic now dons the cape of director". The Christian Science Monitor. 17 March 1983.
  3. ^ "L'Homme Fragile". La Revue du Cinéma (in French). May 1981.
  4. ^ "Claire Clouzot". IMDb.
  5. ^ "Clouzot to run Critics Week". Variety. 25 September 2001.
  6. ^ "Berjon named as Cannes Critics' Week director". ScreenDaily. 16 December 2004.
  7. ^ "Disparition de la critique et réalisatrice Claire Clouzot". Avoir Alire (in French). 8 February 2020.