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Alain Resnais: farewell to a masterful director

Alain Resnais: farewell to a masterful director

The French filmmaker has bowed out gracefully at the age of 91, leaving an extremely rich body of cinematic work in his wake  

03/03/2014 | People | France

Farewell, Patrice Chéreau

Farewell, Patrice Chéreau

The famous theatre, opera and cinema director, winner in Berlin and rewarded in Cannes, died yesterday in Paris, at the age of 68  

08/10/2013 | People | France

French filmmaker Chris Marker dies

French filmmaker Chris Marker dies

The film director who made The Pier has died aged 91  

30/07/2012 | People | France

Farewell, Claude Miller

Farewell, Claude Miller

The French filmmaker died yesterday evening in Paris, aged 70.  

05/04/2012 | People | France

Farewell, Pierre Schoendoerffer

Farewell, Pierre Schoendoerffer

The French director awarded at Cannes in 1965 for 317the Platoon and at the Oscars in 1967 for his documentary The Anderson Platoon has died aged 83.  

14/03/2012 | People | France

Frédéric Boyer appointed artistic director at Tribeca

Frédéric Boyer appointed artistic director at Tribeca

Dismissed amid controversy after two years as delegate general of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (see news), Frédéric Boyer, current selector at the Les Arcs European Film Festival (whose third...  

29/11/2011 | People | France

Boyer dismissed from Directors’ Fortnight

Boyer dismissed from Directors’ Fortnight

Today, the French Society of Film Directors (SRF), which organises the Directors’ Fortnight, officially announced its decision not to re-appoint Frédéric Boyer as delegate general of the famous...  

21/06/2011 | People | France

Maurice Garrel takes final bow

Maurice Garrel takes final bow

Father of film director Philippe Garrel and grandfather of actor Louis Garrel, French thesp Maurice Garrel died in Paris on Saturday June 4, at the age of 88. Having started out in theatre, he...  

06/06/2011 | People | France

French cinema bids adieu to Girardot

French cinema bids adieu to Girardot

Annie Girardot died today in Paris at the age of 79. Her death marked the end of an emblematic figure of French cinema of the past 50 years. The actress, who rose to fame in Luchino Visconti’s...  

28/02/2011 | People | France

Chabrol takes his final bow

Chabrol takes his final bow

A historic figure of the New Wave and one of France’s most famous directors of the last 50 years, Claude Chabrol died on Sunday aged 80. Echoed on the front pages of the national media, tributes...  

13/09/2010 | People | France

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