Jean-Louis Comolli (1941) is a French writer and film director. He was editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma from 1966 to 1978. He wrote influential essays on Marxist cinema, including Machines of the Visible (1971) and Technique and Ideology: Camera, Perspective, Depth of Field (1971-2). As a director he is known for La Cecilia (1975), Buenaventura Durruti, anarquista (2000) and L’ombre rouge (1981). He has returned to film theory in recent years, with shorter critical texts collected in the anthologies Voir et pouvoir (2004) and Corps et cadre (2012), as well as the monographs Cinéma contre spectacle (2009), Cinéma mode d’emploi (2015) and, most recently, Daech, le cinéma et la mort (2016).