The filmmaker and writer Jean-Jacques Beineix died at the age of 75, his family confirmed this Friday to AFP The director had great success in the 1980s, with the films "Diva", "La Lune in the gutter", "37°2 in the morning" or even "IP 5 - The island of pachyderms", filming during which Yves Montand dies.
At the time, we were talking about the three Bs: Beineix, Besson, Blier.
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His last work, a dark first novel about a lost love, "Le Toboggan", was published in 2020.
“He was very demanding, told in our columns, in 2020, Hélène de Fougerolles, star, alongside Jean-Hugues Anglade, of “Mortel transfert” (released on the screens in 2001).
But also very emotional while trying to hide it.
There has been a shift in cinema that has changed things.
And that a director today must accept certain conditions.
Jean-Jacques probably didn't take that turn.
It's hard to know that someone with so much talent can't express themselves.
In 2013, he tried to adapt Pierre Lemaitre's novel "Goodbye up there" to the cinema.
The project ultimately failed, and it was Albert Dupontel who ended up adapting it in 2017. At the end of 2016, Jean-Jacques Beineix chaired the jury of the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Jean-Jacques Beineix said of him: “I am the sum of a certain number of mistakes and complex life adventures.
I never did anything to be loved.
It becomes complicated today to make a film for me because I am a maverick”.
Outside of cinema, he has also directed several documentaries, written an autobiography, a novel and comic strips, and staged a play in 2015 and 2016, inspired by the life of Kiki de Montparnasse.