Jacques de Baroncelli, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jacques de Baroncelli

French film director

Date of Birth: 25-Jun-1881

Place of Birth: Bouillargues, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 12-Jan-1951

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director, film producer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jacques de Baroncelli

  • Jacques de Baroncelli (25 June 1881 – 12 January 1951) was a French film director best known for his silent films from 1915 to the late 1930s.
  • He came from a Florentine family who had settled in Provence in the 15th century, occupying a building in the centre of Avignon then called the Baroncelli Palace (now the Palais du Roure).
  • His father's side of the family were of Tuscan origin and part of the Ghibelline tradition, and they were hereditary Marquises of Javon.
  • Though somewhat aristocratic, the family spoke Provençal, which was rather controversial at a time when it was considered to be a language of the common people.
  • His brother was Folco de Baroncelli-Javon, He directed well over 80 films between 1915 and 1948 and in the 1940s released numerous films in the United States and Italy.
  • One of his films, a version of the Pierre Louÿs novel La Femme et le pantin (1928) was filmed in the experimental Keller-Dorian color process.

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