French filmmaker Alain Corneau dies at 67

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Alain Corneau, the French filmmaker who leapt to international notice with the 1991 hit “Tous les Matins du Monde,” died overnight after suffering from cancer, Artmedia talent agency said Monday. He was 67.

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.

-- Associated Press Photo: Alain Corneau in 2009. Credit: Reuters