Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The northerner filmmaker René Féret died – FranceTV info

Director, producer, actor, René Féret is the author of 18 feature films. He had just released a film “Anton Chekhov in 1890,” the great Russian writer.
Filmmaker of the intimate, René Féret has built a very personal work from his family history (“History of Paul” “The Holy Communion”, “The place of the other” “Children of the country”). Born in The Bassée in 1945 in a modest family of small traders of the North , he had been deeply marked by the figure of a dead brother before his birth, to 4 years old, and he was named René. “ A still image has haunted my childhood ,” wrote René Féret, “ is photography in black and white of a child of four years which my mother made me look like and which I carry the first name “. “ Renée Féret knew aptly evoke the great figures of art and world literature (…) He had the gift to make with amazing accuracy, with as much force as finesse, internal struggles these fragile souls who, against all odds, chose to fight and live “responded in a statement the Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin .

For its part Frédérique Bredin, president of the National Film Centre, welcomed memory “ a director extraordinary ” and “ one of the most honest craftsmen of France . “

René Féret who also adapted Doris Lessing, Gladys Huntington and Michel Foucault, is also the author of a novel,” Baptism, “released at Robert
Laffont in 1990 and published in Paperback collection. Film producer (“I, Pierre Rivière …” René Allio, “Last Summer” by Robert Guédiguian), he distributed his films and was an actor on occasion (“The Prodigal Daughter” by Jacques Doillon, or ” East-West “Regis Wargnier particular).


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