Owner of the artistic residence Le Moulin d'Andé, Suzanne Lipinska died this Friday, September 30 at the age of 94, after having devoted 60 years to making this popular place of the New Wave, a high place of cultural influence, a-t -we learned from those around him and from the prefecture.
Suzanne Lipinska died this morning surrounded by her family and loved ones
,” said the prefect of Eure in a press release.
An endearing and lively personality, Suzanne Lipinska will have devoted sixty years to making the Moulin d'Andé, residence of artists and cultural events, a high place of the Eure, an exceptional place at the service of the influence of the cultural life of our country
," added Prefect Simon Babre.
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Commander of arts and letters and president of the Moulin d'Andé association, Suzanne Lipinska received the insignia of officer of the Legion of Honor on September 3.
Born in Jette (Belgium), she settled in 1956 in this 12th century building overlooking the Seine.
She started from a small phalanstery with three bedrooms, without heating and a few sheepfolds
", recalled Stanislas Lipinski, grandson and vice-president of the Moulin d'Andé association.
Frequently frequenting musical and literary circles in Paris in the 1950s, she took part in the first congress of black artists and writers at the Sorbonne and quickly brought her friends to the Moulin who found there an energy and a particular atmosphere of creation
", said he explained to AFP.
“A new page that will be written”
In particular the French writer Maurice Pons, author of the novel “
” who fell in love with the place and retired there definitively in 1957. “
The duo Suzanne and Maurice was created.
He brought his friends, young budding filmmakers, and they came to residency to write their first screenplays
,” added Mr. Lipinski.
The New Wave is infatuated with the place.
François Truffaut, Louis Malle, Alain Cavalier come to write some of their screenplays there.
Part of “
Quatre cents coups
” and “
Jules et Jim
” were filmed at the Moulin d'Andé.
The writer George Perec wrote “
” entirely there.
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Until the end she continued to be president of the association
" and for the Moulin "
it's a new page that will be written, Suzanne leaves a huge void, we have to rewrite the continuity with a new dynamic
" and in "
philosophy at the mill (...) a place for sharing and useful socially, culturally and humanely
He was such a solar character, but it has to continue
," added Stanislas Lipinski.