Bernard Eisenschitz is a film historian and critic and translator of films and books. He is the author of Humphrey Bogart (1967), Ernst Lubitsch (1969), Douglas Fairbansks (1969), Les restaurations de la Cinémathèque française (1986), Roman américain. Les Vies de Nicholas Ray (1990), Man Hunt de Fritz Lang (1992), Frank Tashlin (1994), Chris Marker (1996), Le Cinéma allemand (1999), Gels et Dégels, Une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique, 1926-1968 (2000), Points de départ : entretien avec Robert Kramer (2001) and Fritz Lang au travail (2011). From 2001 until 2007 he directed the magazine Cinéma (thirteen issues), which published 10 DVDs of very rare films. He collaborated extensively with the magazine Cahiers du cinéma, and took part in its editorial board. He has made several short films and documentaries, such as Pick Up (1968), Printemps 58 (1974), Les Messages de Fritz Lang (2001) and Chaplin Today : Monsieur Verdoux (2003). As an actor, he has appeared in Out 1 (1971) by Jacques Rivette , La Maman et la putain (1973) by Jean Eustache, Les Enfants jouent à la Russie (1993) by Jean-Luc Godard, Le Prestige de la mort (2006) by Luc Moullet, L’Idiot (2008) by Pierre Léon or Les Favoris de la lune (1985) and Chantrapas (2010) by Otar Iosseliani. He has also worked in the restoration of L’Atalante (1934) by Jean Vigo.