Eric Rohmer, ‘New Wave’ pioneer dies at 89

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Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — Eric Rohmer, a French director and leading “New Wave” filmmaker whose pictures fed art-house screens starting in the 1960s and held sway over cinema enthusiasts ever since, has died. He was 89.

He died today, Agence France-Presse reported, citing his producer, Margaret Menegoz.

Rohmer said his stylized features were more popular in the U.S. at first than in France, but also were often misunderstood as talky intellectual exercises.

Full story: Eric Rohmer, a ‘New Wave’ Pioneer of French Cinema, Dies at 89 – Bloomberg