Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FASHION

Paris Men's Fall/Winter 2015, freedom of speech triumphs

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2015: Businesses 'cautiously optimistic' in Japan

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Twitter storm as IMF boss Christine Lagarde hails Saudi King Abdullah as 'strong advocate of women'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR CONGO: Senate amends controversial constitutional law

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Pope Family Planning: Heated Debate over Pontiff's 'Rabbit' Comments (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Saudi King Abdullah Dies: Succession, Stability and Youth in Question (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France tackles terror

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric: 'France is on a better track'

Read more

DEBATE

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal? (part 2)

Read more

Culture

Acclaimed French filmmaker Alain Corneau dies at 67

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-08-30

Acclaimed French film director Alain Corneau died Sunday night from cancer aged 67, according to his agent. Corneau shot to fame in 1992 with "Tous Les Matins du Monde", an award-winning movie about a 17th century viola player.

AFP - One of France's most well-known film directors, Alain Corneau, whose latest thriller "Love Crime" has just been released, died aged 67 overnight Sunday to Monday, his agent said.

Corneau, also a producer and screenwriter who was known for thrillers but dabbled in other genres, worked over the years with some of the biggest names in French film, notably Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu and Monica Bellucci.

"Love Crime", his 2010 murder mystery about power-hungry women in the corporate world, stars Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier.

Corneau, who was the partner of film-maker Nadine Trintignant, studied at film school before working as an assistant to Constantin Costa-Gavras on his 1970 award-winning tale of political intrigue and espionage "The Confession".

His first film, when aged 30 in 1973, "France Inc", did poorly at the box office despite good reviews. But three years later he signed on actor-singer Montand for the first of three times in an Dirty Harry-inspired movie "Police Python 357."

Corneau also delighted French movie-goers with his historical epic on colonial times "Fort Saganne" (1984), starring Depardieu, which broke the record for the biggest budget for a French film.

In 1992, he won two Cesar French film awards for best film and best director for a box-office hit about a 17th century viola player, "Tous Les Matins Du Monde".

Date created : 2010-08-30

  • CINEMA

    French 'Scarface' Mesrine finally hits US cinemas

    Read more

  • OBITUARY

    Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at 84

    Read more

  • CINEMA

    French director Kim Chapiron dissects US juvenile prison system

    Read more

COMMENT(S)