Ghislain Cloquet

Born in April 18th, 1924

From Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

Ghislain Cloquet Biography

Ghislain Cloquet (18 April 1924 – 2 November 1981) was a Belgian-born French cinematographer. Cloquet was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1924. He went to Paris to study and became a French citizen in 1940. Cloquet is known for his work with Robert Bresson, though he also collaborated with Claude Sautet, Jacques Demy, André Delvaux, Chris Marker, and Marguerite Duras.

He shot Jacques Becker's last film, Le Trou, and then worked several times with Becker's son Jean, who was also Cloquet's brother-in-law. He also worked with several non-French directors, including Woody Allen (Love and Death) and Arthur Penn (Four Friends). But, most notably, with Roman Polanski, where he won an Oscar (on his first nomination) for Tess, which he completed after the death of Geoffrey Unsworth.

Cloquet married into the Becker filmmaking family (which included directors Jacques and Jean, cinematographer Étienne, and actress Françoise Fabian), when he wed Jacques Becker's daughter Sophie, then a script girl. Source: Article "Ghislain Cloquet" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Ghislain Cloquet Filmography

Four Friends Poster
December 11, 1981
Tess Poster
December 12, 1979
Love and Death Poster
June 10, 1975
Nathalie Granger Poster
October 6, 1972
Donkey Skin Poster
December 20, 1970
Mouchette Poster
March 12, 1970
Marry Me! Marry Me! Poster
July 7, 1969