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Award-wining French film director best known for Tous les Matins du Monde
It is fair to say that the majority of audiences who saw the film Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World, 1991) – directed by Alain Corneau, who has died of lung cancer aged 67 – had previously never heard of (or heard) the music of the baroque composer and viola da gamba virtuoso Marin Marais. However, the lacuna was soon filled after this sensitive, painterly and vivid recreation of 17th-century French musical life had won seven Césars (France's Oscars), become an international success and resulted in a bestselling CD of the soundtrack by Le Concert des Nations ensemble.
Starring Gérard Depardieu as the older Marais, looking back on his reckless younger self (played by Depardieu's son, Guillaume), it remains Corneau's biggest success outside France. In fact, Tous les Matins du Monde, one of the few films »
- Ronald Bergan
Revered French film director Alain Corneau has died at the age of 67.
The cause of his death was not known as WENN went to press, but he is believed to have been battling cancer.
French newspaper La Monde is reporting that director Alain Corneau has passed away of cancer at the age of 67. Corneau first began his work in the industry as an assistant director for Costas-Gavras on early 1970s films "The Confession" and "Atlantic Wall." His feature film debut was 1974's "France, Inc.," which kicked off over 35 years of filmmaking that included 1976's "Police Python 357," 1977's "La menace," 1979's "Série noire," »
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