Alain Resnais Dies: French Filmmaker Who Pushed Limits Was 91

Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014 05:03 PM

By Jonna Lorenz

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
French filmmaker Alain Resnais, who is known for films including “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” died Saturday at age 91.

Resnais was working on his next project from his hospital bed when he died, producer Jean-Louis Livi told The New York Times.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Resnais directed his first film at age 14 and moved to Paris in 1939 to study acting. He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

His most recent film, “The Life of Riley,” won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival last month.

Resnais "pushed the aesthetic and narrative experimentation very far, and then he completely renewed his style," Thierry Fremaux, head of the Cannes Film Festival, told The Associated Press.

Among his most recognized films is "Last Year at Marienbad," which is often cited among the highest works of French New Wave artistry, according to the AP.

Resnais started his career with mid-length films in the 1940s and won an Oscar with "Van Gogh" in 1950.

French President Francois Hollande offered condolences in a statement from his office, saying, "He constantly broke codes, rules and trends while appealing to a vast audience," Reuters reported.

Fans shared their respects on Twitter.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved