Alexandre Astruc is a French film critic and film director born 13 July 1923, in Paris.
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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