January 11, 2010

Rest in Peace Eric Rohmer...

Sad news from The Hollywood Reporter:

French director Eric Rohmer, a member of the French New Wave, has died. He was 89.

Rohmer directed such films as "My Night at Maud's" (Ma Nuit Chez Maud), "Claire's Knee" ("Le Genou de Claire") and "Chloe in the Afternoon" (L'Amour l'apres-midi").

"My Night at Maud's" garnered an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film and best screenplay.

His "Die Marquie von O" won the Special Jury Prize at the 1976 Festival de Cannes.

Rohmer also directed "Pauline at the Beach" and "Full Moon in Paris," whose lead actress Pascale Ogier won the best actress prize at the Venice Film Festival. It won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.


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