French film director Alain Corneau dies at age 67
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
French , has died at the age of 67. His death was announced by the talent agency. The cause of death was announced as ., a
Born on August 7, 1943, Corneau's first interest was music. He later went to Paris to study filmmaking. Before the success of his first film, Corneau attempted to make a about New York and an adaptation of a novel. After working as assistant director on with he directed his first film in 1973, France, Inc.
Corneau's other films include, , and the highly successful .
Tous les matins du monde received 11nominations and won seven of them. The awards included Best Film, Best Director, and Best Music. Corneau said in a 1992 interview in the that "Many people got emotional about this film, and that made it possible for it to escape cult status."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy commented on the death of Corneau. He said "Corneau was a courageous man and a great director."
Corneau was set to appear at thein September.
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