From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In his thirties he played a role in the French New Wave and discussed the beginnings of "the new cinema." He was also a co-founder of Cahiers du cinéma and defended Alain Robbe-Grillet. His own works in this area include directing the film L'Eau à la bouche and acting in some New Wave films. Nevertheless he is generally excluded from the movements "inner circle." Additionally he was friends with François Truffaut who shot the film Une Visite in his flat.