French Filmmaker Eric Rohmer Dead at 89


Eric Rohmer, the French New Wave exile whose My Night at Maud's earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film in 1969, died today in Paris. He was 89. Along with Maud's, Rohmer is especially famous for his subsequent "moral tales" Claire's Knee and Chloe in the Afternoon, the latter of which Chris Rock remade in 2007 as I Think I Love My Wife. More film cycles and series followed in the decades hence, winding down in 2007 also with The Romance of Astree and Celadon. His specific cause of death was not immediately disclosed. Two's enough for today, God; we'll keep the rest of our filmmakers for now, if You don't mind. [THR]


  • Juancho says:

    One of my fondest memories of summer break the first year or so I was in college was watching Le Collectionneuse on my local PBS station after hours. Like a dream unfolding. Wonderful.
    RIP, Mssr. Rohmer.