French director Eric Rohmer dies
Les Films du Losange, a company that produced his movies, says Rohmer died in Paris today. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Rohmer's best-known films included "My Night at Maud's" and "Claire's Knee."
He had worked until recently, with his latest film, "Les amours d'Astree et de Celadon," ("Romance of Astree and Celadon"), appearing in 2007.
In 2001, he was awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for his body of work.
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-- Associated Press
Photo: Director Eric Rohmer holds the Golden Lion career achievement award he received in 2001.
Credit: Claudio Honorati / Associated Press