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The French Institute Alliance Française in New York is set to honour Caroline Champetier this fall with a CinéSalon eight film retrospective, curated by Delphine Selles-Alvarez and the famed cinematographer herself.
Caroline Champetier: Shaping The Light kicks off on September 19 with Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods And Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieux), starring Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. Other highlights include Arnaud Desplechin's La Sentinelle (Emmanuel Salinger, Thibault de Montalembert, Jean-Louis Richard); Chantal Akerman's Toute Une nuit (Aurore Clément, Natalia Akerman, Paul Allio); Jean-Luc Godard's Grandeur Et Décadence D'Un Petit Commerce De Cinéma with Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie Valera, Jean-Pierre Mocky and Caroline Champetier.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Actress Jeanne Moreau, an icon of French New Wave cinema who went on to become an international film star, has died in Paris, according to Afp. She was 89.
While cause of death has not been disclosed, reports in French media indicate she was found Monday morning in her apartment on Faubourgh-St.-Honoré by a maid.
French president Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the late star on his twitter early Monday morning, calling her a “movie and theater legend” who was “engaged in the whirlwind of life with absolute freedom.”
- Peter Mikelbank
Jeanne Moreau: 'The privilege of age is that I have more confidence and I am calmer. I know more about myself, I feel less egocentric' Photo: Unifrance Marcello Mastroianni who appeared with Jeanne Moreau in Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte claims to have fallen in love with her at first sight.
“And she loves you in return,” he explained, “but just till the end of the film. She is always searching for love, and she leaves victims along the roadside."
Moreau, who has died in Paris aged 89, had a chequered history with the men in her life, including The Exorcist director William Friedkin whom she briefly married. She had a son Jerome, a painter, by a previous marriage to director Jean-Louis Richard. And she was linked to actors Lee Marvin and George Hamilton.
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- Richard Mowe
The mayor of the Paris district in which Moreau lived confirmed her death.
French President Emmanuel Macron called her “a legend of cinema and theater … an actress engaged in the whirlwind of life with an absolute freedom.” Pierre Lescure, president of the Cannes Film Festival, tweeted: “She was strong and she didn’t like to see people pour their hearts out. Sorry, Jeanne, but this is beyond us. We are crying.”
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Moreau was honored with a 1965 Time magazine cover story, rare for a foreign actress, and was compared to such screen greats as Garbo and Monroe. Since her rise to prominence in the mid-’50s, she epitomized the tenets of the French new wave, boasting a womanly sexuality and a fierce independent spirit. Orson Welles, »
- Carmel Dagan and Richard Natale
François Truffaut’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian, illiterate future looks better than ever, but the scary part is that some of its oddest sci-fi extrapolations seem to be coming true. It’s a movie that truly grows on one. The Bernard Herrmann music score is one of the composer’s very best.
1966 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112 min. / 50th Anniversary Edition / Street Date June 6, 2017 / $14.98
Cinematography: Nicolas Roeg
Film Editor: Thom Noble
Original Music: Bernard Herrmann
Directed by François Truffaut
- Glenn Erickson
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