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Miller died on April 4, 2012 in Paris at the age of 70 shortly after finishing this film. It is the final piece in his immense body of work, to which the Festival de Cannes will pay tribute.
“What thrills me in the filmmaking process is to focus on the interplay of appearances, gestures, looks, behaviour and to use them to try to intimate the inner lives of people, their secret garden, even though we only see them from the outside,” said Miller.
Audrey Tautou, Thérèse Desqueyroux Claude Miller's Thérèse Desqueyroux (formerly known as Thérèse D.), starring Audrey Tautou, will close the 2012 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The 70-year-old Miller died in Paris last April 4. Based on the 1927 novel by Nobel Prize winner François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux tells the story of Thérèse Desqueyroux (Tautou), an unhappily married woman who struggles to break free from her drab provincial existence in 1920s France. Gilles Lellouche co-stars. In 1962, Georges Franju directed Thérèse Desqueyroux / Therese, starring Hiroshima, Mon Amour's Emmanuelle Riva as Thérèse and Cinema Paradiso's Philippe Noiret as her husband. Thérèse Desqueyroux is scheduled to open in France and Belgium in November. The information below on director Claude Miller is from the Cannes Film Festival press release: Claude Miller’s formative years were in Nouvelle Vague cinema, working as an assistant to François Truffaut, “the filmmaker of the intimate.” Through the evolution of his work, »
- Anna Robinson
French film director and close associate of François Truffaut
The film director Claude Miller, who has died aged 70 after a long illness, was continually dogged by comparisons to his friend and mentor François Truffaut. Hardly a review of his films failed to mention Truffaut in some way or another. This came about for various reasons. Miller was Truffaut's production manager on several occasions and made subtle references to the older director's work in many of his own films, almost always mentioning him in interviews. He had a small role in Truffaut's L'Enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child, 1970) and adapted La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief, 1988) from a 30-page screenplay that Truffaut had written a few years before his death.
When Truffaut was once asked whether he had started a school of directors, he denied it. "These people are more influenced by other directors than myself. If Claude Miller has points in common with me, »
- Ronald Bergan
Film-maker best known for film starring a young Charlotte Gainsbourg as a teenage serial thief has died
Before becoming a director himself, Miller worked for a number of noted new wave directors: he acted as assistant director on Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar, Jacques Demy's Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, and Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend, before becoming production manager for a string of films by François Truffaut, including Bed and Board, Day for Night and The Story of Adele H.
With Truffaut's encouragement, Miller moved into a higher profile role, making his directorial debut in 1976 with The Best Way to Walk. His first significant success, however, was the multi-award-winning police procedural thriller Garde à Vue, with Lino Ventura and Michel Serrault.
In the mid-80s, Miller »
- Andrew Pulver
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