- Félix, Louis
- (Donatien Gilles Louis Félix / August 8, 1920, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France - )He began shooting his first amateur films with a Pathé-Baby camera at age thirteen and made his professional debut as a cameraman of shorts in 1938. In the early 1940s, he was studying to become an engineer when he met cinematographer Nicolas Hayer. He resumed his film career taking part in the shooting of a movie on the liberation of Paris. Hired as a cameraman and reporter for "France Libre Actualités", he filmed the advances of the allied armies into Germany. Then he worked as cinematographer (1947 L'Ecole des Facteurs / UK and USA: School for Postmen, Jacques Tati). In 1951, he gave up reports to direct shorts and feature films.Filmography1951 ◘ Mon Ami Pierre (documentary; short; co-director with Paula Neurisse)1957 ◘ Ce Sacré Amédée (also co-adapter, dialogist, producer; shot in 1955)1959 ◘ Chaleurs d'Eté / UK and USA: Heat of the Summer (also producer)1961 ◘ Heures chaudes / UK and USA: Hot Hours (also producer)1963 ◘ Hold-Up à Saint-Trop' / USA: Play Boys (also producer; shot in 1960)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.