Index - Culture - The director of Betty Blue is dead

Jean-Jacques Beineix, a writer, screenwriter, producer and filmmaker who died at the age of seventy-five, Betty Blue is known to the general public as the director of the cult film. The French man died at his home in Paris on Thursday after a long illness. The news of his death was announced by his family.

With his first feature film, Beineix, it was shot in 1981 He’s lookingwith which he won the most prestigious French film award, the César Award, in 1982 in the category of best first filmmaker. Her biggest success is dealing with the theme of love and madness Betty Blue (1986), which brought fame to actress Béatrice Dalle.

The director has been nominated for the César Prize nine times, a Betty Blueand was also nominated for an Oscar. THE Betty Blue his films shot after, all failed, including Roselyne and the lions is. After a nine-year hiatus, in 2000 a Mortal Transfer – Fatal hypnosis he reappeared with the psychothriller, but this was not a critical or business success either. After that, he made more television documentaries Cargo Films and then staged in a theater.

In 2016, Beineix was chairman of the jury for the Tokyo International Film Festival. He published his first novel in 2020, reflecting on the meaning of life, the relationship between love and art, loneliness and the passage of time. Toboggan with the title.

(via MTI)

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