Jacques Doillon biography

Jacques Doillon

Film director

1944 –


Who is Jacques Doillon?

Jacques Doillon is a French film director. He has a habit of giving lead roles to inexperienced young actresses in his films on family life and women. Some actresses to break through are Fanny Bastien, Sandrine Bonnaire, Judith Godrèche, Marianne Denicourt and Charlotte Gainsbourg and Juliette Binoche.

Doillon was born in Paris. He had a relationship with actress Jane Birkin in the 1980s, following her break-up with Serge Gainsbourg. Their daughter, Lou Doillon, was born in 1982.

His 1989 film The 15 Year Old Girl was entered into the 16th Moscow International Film Festival.

His 1990 film La vengeance d'une femme was entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival. The following year, his film Le Petit Criminel won an Honourable Mention at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. In 1993, his film Le Jeune Werther won the Blue Angel Award at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. In 1998, his film Trop d'amour was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.


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Mar 15, 1944
Also known as
  • Jacques Poyon
  • France

on July 23, 2013

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