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Eric Rohmer


Born - 4 April 1920, Nancy, France
Died - 11 January 2010

French director of smooth, relaxed entertainments of warmth, atmosphere and charm, often set in the French countryside, which made up in skill and character for what they sometimes lacked in substance. Born Jean-Marie Scherer, his first feature film was The Kreutzer Sonata in 1956 - strangely, it has just been remade - and some of the acclaimed movies that followed were Ma nuit chez Maud (1969), Le genou de Claire (1970), L'amour l'apres midi (1972), Un beau marriage (1981) and Le rayon vert (1986). From 1990, he embarked on a series of 'contes' (tales), each set in one of the four seasons, culminating in Conte d'automne (1998). His most recent films were less successful, notably Astrea and Celadon (2007), his last.