Jeanne Moreau, the actress who became a symbol of France's New Wave cinema, has died aged 89. As Virginie, a woman hellbent on avenging her father's death by humiliating his former business partner, Moreau projects the seductiveness that was, by then, a given.
Macron, the French president, said in a statement on Monday: "We could say about Jeanne Moreau that a part of cinema legend is gone. We are crying." She is survived by a son, actor Jerome Richard. She made two for Truffaut, "Jules et Jim" and the acrid Hitchcock homage "The Bride Wore Black", and one each for Michelangelo Antonioni ("La Notte"), Luis Bunuel ("Diary of a Chambermaid"), and Jean Renoir ("The Little Theater of Jean Renoir"). The most celebrated among them allowed her to exist in every frame with a ferocious and unflinching authenticity still seldom afforded to women in film. Her first big break came when she appeared in Louis Malle's films Lift to the Scaffolding where she took a precarious walk to the sublime music of Miles Davis, and The Lovers (both 1958).
"I know so many people staying in the same place".
Often flitting between popular and art-house films, Moreau appeared in a wide variety of worldwide films including, Viva Maria! alongside Brigitte Bardot and George Hamilton, The Yellow Rolls Royce, Frankenheimer's The Train alongside Burt Lancaster and Luc Besson's Nikita.Читайте также: Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn
She continued to work up until only a few years ago, and apparently never felt nostalgic for her heydeys of the French New Wave, instead insisting on always trying new things. But Jeanne was different, and a copy of the New York Times was the start of it all. Orson Welles, for whom she starred in multiple films, called her "the greatest actress in the world". However, she made occasional features into English-language films like The Train directed by John Frankenheimer and The Victors by Carl Foreman. Putting the focus on her face gave Moreau a chance to let her acting talent show through.
She was also honoured with a Palm d'Or in 2003 and received a Cesar Award in 2008.
She was also married to William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist", from 1977 to 1979. In a 2012 interview, she told Madame Figaro: "I had a child". "What a great career she had". I didn't feel like being the one who just watches. This may be the performance for which she is best remembered.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.