Alexandre Astruc

French film critic and film director.

Alexandre Astruc (1923-2016) was a French film critic and film director.

Before becoming a film director he was a journalist, novelist, and film critic. His contribution to the auteur theory centers on his notion of the caméra-stylo or "camera-pen" and the idea that directors should wield their cameras like writers use their pens.

In 1994 he was awarded the René Clair Award for his whole body of film work.

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