luni, 12 ianuarie 2009

RIP Claude Berri

legendar producator, scenarist si regizor francez, 74 de ani.

Screen Daily:
Legendary French filmmaker Claude Berri passed away in Paris on Monday morning at the age of 74.

Berri, who was admitted to the hospital Saturday night, suffered from complications from a stroke, according to reports.

Berri acted and directed throughout his career but perhaps made his biggest mark as a producer.

He began his career in 1962 with the short, Le Poulet, which won an Oscar that year. In 1981 he was again Oscar nominated for producing Roman Polanski's Tess.

Other producer credits include titles as Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Bear, Patrice Chereau's La Reine Margot and Dany Boon's 2008 record breaking French comedy Welcome to the Sticks.

Berri's last major award was as a producer of Abdellatif Kechiche's award-winning Couscous, which took the French Cesar for best picture last year.

As a director, Berri's classic films included 1970's Le Cinema De Papa and 1986's Jean De Florette and Manon Des Sources. His last film as director was 2007's Ensemble C'est Tout.

New York Times

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