Jean-Jacques Beineix Dead: Diva, Betty Blue Director Was 75

Jean-Jacques Beineix, a French director who was known for his stylish 1980s films including “Diva”And “Betty Blue,”Thursday, April 25, 1975 at 75

His brother, who had been suffering from a long illness and died at his Paris home, has now taken his place. told Le Monde.

Beineix began his career as an assistant director to Rene Clement, Claude Berri and Jerry Lewis. He made his feature film debut with a short film. “Diva,”This film won the Cesar Award for Best First Feature and three other Cesar Awards.

It was one of the most successful French films internationally in 1980s. It was a breakthrough in filmmaking. It melded auteur elements with genre elements. Leos Carrax and Luc Besson made films that were described by them as “auteur-genre.” “cinema du look”Their fashion-forward style is complemented by bold cinematography.

After the success of “Diva,”His next film is in the works “The Moon in the Gutter”With Gerard Depardieu, and Nastassia Kinski, Cannes 1983 was eagerly anticipated. However, the adaptation of David Goodis’ novel was booed at its festival premiere and failed to make a profit.

With the erotically-charged 1986 Beneix, Beneix recovered. “Betty Blue,”Starring Jean-Hugues Anglade and Beatrice Dalle. It was nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe awards for best foreign film and proved to be a huge success in the U.S.

His later films failed to make impression outside of France — they included “IP5: The Island of Pachyderms,” which was Yves Montand’s last role, “Mortal Transfer”Documentaries, “Otaku”And “Loft Paradoxe.”

Beineix has also taken up writing in recent years, and has published a memoir as well as a novel.

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