Eric Rohmer, French Auteur, Dies at 89

Monday, January 11, 2010

French filmmaker and critic Eric Rohmer has died.

A major figure in the French New Wave movement, Rohmer made over 50 films for the screen and television. His best known works include "Claire's Knee" and "My Night at Maud's" which was nominated for an Oscar in 1969.

He also had a prominent position as a critic of the film movement. He was the editor-in-chief of the influential film journal Cahier du cinema from from 1956 to 1963.

Rohmer was 89.

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