Germaine Dulac, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Germaine Dulac

French film director

Date of Birth: 17-Nov-1882

Place of Birth: Amiens, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 20-Jul-1942

Profession: screenwriter, writer, playwright, film director, film critic, film theorist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Germaine Dulac

  • Germaine Dulac (French: [dylak]; born Charlotte Elisabeth Germaine Saisset-Schneider; 17 November 1882 – 20 July 1942) was a French filmmaker, film theorist, journalist and critic.
  • She was born in Amiens and moved to Paris in early childhood.
  • A few years after her marriage she embarked on a journalistic career in a feminist magazine, and later became interested in film.
  • With the help of her husband and friend she founded a film company and directed a few commercial works before slowly moving into Impressionist and Surrealist territory.
  • She is best known today for her Impressionist film, La Souriante Madame Beudet (The Smiling Madam Beudet, 1922/23), and her Surrealist experiment, La Coquille et le Clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman, 1928).
  • Her career as filmmaker suffered after the introduction of sound film and she spent the last decade of her life working on newsreels for Pathé and Gaumont.

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