Monday, January 11, 2010

R.I.P, Eric Rohmer

French filmmaker Eric Rohmer dies

PARIS (AP) — French New Wave director Eric Rohmer, known for "My Night at Maud's," "Claire's Knee," and other films about the intricacies of romantic relationships and the dilemmas of modern love, died on Monday. He was 89.

Rohmer, also an influential film critic early in his career, died in Paris, said Les Films du Losange, the production company he co-founded. The cause of death was not immediately given.

The director — internationally known for his films' long, philosophical conversations — continued to work until recently. His latest film, the 17th-century costume tale "Les amours d'Astree et de Celadon," ("Romance of Astree and Celadon"), appeared in 2007.

In 2001, Rohmer was awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for his body of work — dozens of films made over a five-decade career.

I’ve never seen a Rohmer film, and as such simply cannot do the man’s career justice. So I’d strongly suggest you check out these tributes from Ed Howard, Glenn Kenny, That Little Round-Headed Boy and Tom Sutpen—as well as this obituary from The New York Times.

Repos dans la paix, M. Rohmer. Vous serez manqué.

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