Claude Lelouch: one last film at 82

Claude Lelouch: one last film at 82

Claude Lelouch was present at the Deauville Festival last September.

Share October 5, 2020 2:55 p.m. Updated at 11:57 p.m. Share Claude Lelouch: one last film at 82 Agence France-Presse PARIS – Claude Lelouch at the age of 82 begins filming a fiftieth feature film, which he told RTL on Monday that it would be his “last film”, at the end of a career spanning more than half a century.

“As I believe in the cinema more than anything, I want before leaving to play and say goodbye to the grumpy who have often made the face”, declared on the radio the director, Palme d'or at 28 years old , in 1966, for A man and a woman .

“I am preparing to go towards this word 'end', I go and I want to go there laughing, I want to go there singing, I want to go there in m 'fun, I know I'm getting close,' he continued.

“I want this to be my last film for the public and I want to thank them for having trusted me for so many years with ups and downs”, added the prolific filmmaker, including the 50th opus will be called Love is better than life .

Love, the theme of this feature film, “is a subject that has obsessed all my films,” underlined Claude Lelouch, who also shot well with Jean-Paul Belmondo ( A man who likes me and Itinerary of a spoiled child ), than Lino Ventura and Jacques Brel ( Adventure is adventure ).

The film, which should also include images shot by the director in recent years, will bring together the actors Christophe Lambert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Ary Abittan, or even Stéphane de Groodt, Kev Adams and Marianne Denicourt, he said.

Now 89 years old, Jean-Louis Trintignant, who formed a mythical couple with Anouk Aimée in A man and a woman then in The most beautiful years of a life (2019), should also appear there.

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