French cineaste Alain Corneau, director of 1991 hit 'Tous les Matins du Monde," dies at 67

Published August 30, 2010

| Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — The talent agency representing Alain Corneau says the French filmmaker who leapt to international notice with the 1991 hit "Tous les Matins du Monde" has died. He was 67.

Artmedia talent agency said Monday that Corneau had suffered from cancer and died overnight.

In a career lasting more than 35 years, Corneau directed many legends of French cinema, including Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.

Corneau directed Depardieu and his son Guillaume in "Tous les Matins du Monde" — a film about a 17th-century musician that garnered critical acclaim at home and abroad.

Corneau got his start in cinema as the assistant of Greek filmmaker Costa-Gavras, and made more than a dozen films. His latest, "Love Crime," opened in France in mid-August.

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