French director Jacques Rosier, a prominent figure in the new wave of French cinema, has died at the age of 96, and the owner of a group of films, including “Adieu Philippine” and “Maine Océan”, according to what his assistant told AFP. .
Michele Pearson, who worked with him for fifteen years, indicated that Rosier died in hospital on Thursday night.
“We have left Jacques Rosier, he represented freedom itself, and we will miss him very much,” tweeted the Cinematheque Francaise, which is concerned with cinematic works.
The new wave in French cinema, of which Rosier was among the most important figures, and which arose at the end of the fifties of the twentieth century, aims to replace classic cinematographic techniques in favor of an individual approach. Among its most notable figures are Jacques Rosier, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle, Claude Charpole, Jacques Dumy and Eric Roumet.
Among the awards Rosier won were the Jean Vigo Prize in 1986 for Man Ossian, the René Claire Award in 1997 for his entire work, and the Carros d’Or in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival.
He directed many films, including Adieu Philippine (1962), Du côté d’Orouët (1973) and Les naufragés de l’île de la tortue (1976).
He directed Fifi martingale (2001), which was not shown in cinemas, and Le perroquet parisien (2007), which was not fully realized.
He also directed about twenty short films, in addition to his work in the television field.
“He was an independent and free-spirited director, he worked without a preconceived script,” Pearson said, and he had a flashback.