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Eric Rohmer est mort

REUTERS:
Le cinéaste Eric Rohmer est mort à l'âge de 89 ans, apprend-on auprès de la maison de production Les Films du Losange.

Eric Rohmer, pseudonyme de Maurice Schérer, était également critique de cinéma.
Né en 1920 à Tulle, en Corrèze, il a d'abord été professeur de lettres puis critique, fondant La Gazette du Cinéma avec Jacques Rivette. Il a réalisé son premier court-métrage en 1951 et s'est inscrit comme l'un des piliers du mouvement cinématographique de la Nouvelle Vague. Eric Rohmer a en particulier reçu le Lion d'Or au festival du cinéma de Venise pour Le Rayon Vert. Le Genou de Claire a été récompensé du Prix Louis Delluc en 1971. Il a également mis en scène plusieurs pièces de théâtre et écrit plusieurs ouvrages sur le cinéma.

(The first Rohmer film I saw was Pauline à la Plage, which I quite liked. I later watched L'Ami de mon Ami in the cinema with my wife and was thoroughly perplexed and bored. But I came back to Rohmer with a couple of later films and appreciated their subtlety and irony, as did some of my A-level students.  I have a boxed set ready to be watched and I look forward to doing so.)

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