Jean-Louis Comolli (France)

Jean-Louis Comolli (born 30 July 1941) is a French writer, editor, and film director. He was editor in chief of Cahiers du cinéma from 1966 to 1978, during which period he wrote the influential essays "Machines of the Visible" (1971) and "Technique and Ideology: Camera, Perspective, Depth of Field" (1971-2), both of which have been translated in English anthologies of film and media studies. This work was important in the discussion on apparatus theory, an attempt to rethink cinema as a site for the production and maintenance of dominant state ideology in the wake of May 1968.

After his tenure at Cahiers, Comolli continued his work as a director and has since published numerous works on film theory, documentary, and jazz. He currently teaches film theory at FEMIS, PARIS 8th and Barcelona.

In the spring of 2008, Comolli was invited to the Visions du réel documentary film festival in Nyon, Switzerland, where he developed his theory of documentary cinema.

Filmography

  • Le Peintre, le poète et l'historien
    2005
  • Les Esprits du Koniambo
    2004
  • Rêves de France à Marseille
    2003
  • Durruti, portrait d'un anarchiste
    2000
  • La Question des alliances
    1997
  • Nos deux Marseillaises
    1997
  • Marseille contre Marseille
    1996
  • Georges Delerue
    1995
  • Jeune fille au livre
    1994
  • Marseille en mars
    1993
  • La Campagne de Provence
    1992
  • Marseille de père en fils - Ombres sur la ville
    1989
  • Marseille de père en fils - Coup de mistral
    1989
  • Pétition
    1987
  • Le Bal d'Irène
    1986
  • Balles perdues
    1983
  • L'Ombre rouge
    1981
  • La Cecilia
    1975
  • Comme je te veux
    1969
  • Les deux Marseillaises
    1968

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