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Pierre Kast (French: [kast] ; 22 September 1920, Paris –20 October 1984, Rome) was a French screenwriter and film and television director.
A member of the Cahiers du cinéma in the 1950s, Kast created many short films and documentaries.
Kast died from a heart attack on board an aircraft on 20 October 1984, aged 64.
Cahiers du Cinéma is a French film magazine co-founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. It developed from the earlier magazine Revue du Cinéma involving members of two Paris film clubs—Objectif 49 and Ciné-Club du Quartier Latin.
The Cinémathèque Française is a French non-profit film organization founded in 1936 that holds one of the largest archives of film documents and film-related objects in the world. Based in Paris, the archive offers daily screenings of worldwide films.
Jean Grémillon was a French film director.
Maurice Ronet was a French film actor, director, and writer.
Marie Dubois was a Parisian-born French actress.
Jean-Charles Tacchella is a French screenwriter and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Cousin Cousine (1975), which was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and which was later (1989) remade in a US version starring Ted Danson and titled Cousins.
Françoise Prévost was a French actress, journalist and author. She was the daughter of writer Marcelle Auclair. She appeared in more than 70 films between 1949 and 1985.
Alexandra Stewart is a Canadian actress.
Nicole Berger was a French actress.
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Maurice Jaubert was a French composer. A prolific composer, he scored some of the most important films of the early sound era in France, including Jean Vigo’s Zero for Conduct and L’Atalante, and René Clair’s Quatorze Juillet and Le Dernier Milliardaire. Serving in both world wars, he died in action during World War II at the age of 40.
Charles Spaak was a Belgian screenwriter who was noted particularly for his work in the French cinema during the 1930s. He was the son of the dramatist and poet Paul Spaak, the brother of the politician Paul-Henri Spaak, and the father of the actresses Catherine Spaak and Agnès Spaak.
Pierre Vaneck was a French actor. During his career, he won a Molière Award in 1988 and received a César Award nomination in 2009.
Fool's Mate is a 1956 short film directed by Jacques Rivette.
Yvette Etiévant (1922–2003) was a French actress. She starred in Yves Robert's War of the Buttons in 1962.
Jean George Auriol was a French film critic and screenwriter. He was the founder of the film magazine La Revue du cinéma.
Baruch Fried, known as Germain Fried, – 27 November 1963), was a French author, film editor, film director and scriptwriter.
Charles Dechamps was a French stage and film actor. He married the comedian Fernande Albany on 19 November 1925. He died in 1959, and was buried at cimetière du Père-Lachaise.
José Quaglio, real name Giuseppe Quaglio,, was an Italian actor and theater director. He has performed in some 50 films in Italy and has directed four. He acted in a dozen films in France.
Antoine Bonfanti was a French sound engineer and a professor at cinema schools and institutes in France and other countries. He taught regularly at INSAS in Brussels and EICTV in Cuba, and occasionally at Fémis and ENSLL.