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French director Eric Rohmer dies

January 11, 2010 | 10:43 am

Eric-rohmer2001_kw3ikgnc Eric Rohmer, the French filmmaker internationally known for movies tracing the intricacies of romantic relationships, has died. He was 89 years old.

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.

We will have a more complete obituary later today at

-- Associated Press

Photo: Director Eric Rohmer holds the Golden Lion career achievement award he received in 2001.
Credit: Claudio Honorati / Associated Press