Luc Moullet (b. 14th October, 1937) began writing for Cahiers du Cinéma at the age of 18 and went on to produce critical studies of directors such as Fritz Lang, Cecil B. DeMille, Jean-Luc Godard, and Miklos Jancso. He turned to directing in the early 1960s with a number of absurdist shorts. He made his feature debut in 1966 with a comedy about two country girls in Paris called Brigitte et Brigitte, followed by the allegorical Les Contrebandières (The Smugglers, 1967) and the psychedelic western Une aventure de Billy le kid (A Girl is a Gun, 1971). His offbeat and anarchic comedies, with their distinctly minimalist aesthetic and satirical edge, lead to him being described by director Jean-Marie Straub as “the only heir to both Bunuel and Tati."