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Frédéric Mitterrand, at the Venice Film Festival, September 2, 2009.

“His legendary “Good evening!” We will miss you” : like many, Emmanuel Macron evoked the voice of Frédéric Mitterrand within the tribute he paid to the previous minister of tradition, who died Thursday March 21. The head of state greets on a person who “lived a thousand existences, all woven with a common thread: culture for everyone”addressing his “thoughts of his family, his loved ones and the fans of his shows”.

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For his half, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, speaks of a “man in love with everything that directly or indirectly touches culture”. “A man who had an insatiable thirst for learning and a constant project to do”he added, believing that France was shedding “a total man of culture”.

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had him appointed Minister of Culture within the Fillon authorities, describes “a deeply cultivated and delicate man, a being apart, sensitive and endearing, an unclassifiable personality, so far from partisan life”. Rachida Dati, who was a minister alongside Frédéric Mitterrand and in the present day follows in his footsteps in tradition, remembers on of “the inimitable grain of his voice”, and a person who “wore his melancholy like elegance”.

“Minister, man of letters, culture and media, he leaves behind a great void after a life made of political passion and love of cinema”, talked about for her half the President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet. His counterpart within the Senate, Gérard Larcher, paid tribute to the“former minister with multiple cultural hats and unique voice of television”.

Jack Lang's tribute

Former tradition minister Jack Lang salutes on a person who “throughout his life served the arts with passion, erudition and love”. “Our common loyalty to François Mitterrand united us deeply,” he continues.

Nephew of the previous socialist president, Frédéric Mitterrand was for a time a part of the Movement of Left Radicals (MRG), a center-left occasion, earlier than supporting Jacques Chirac in 1995, through the presidential election.

Former socialist president François Hollande praises, like many others, “passion for culture” of the previous minister in addition to “his commitment to cinema and television”.

To evoke certainly one of her predecessors, one other former minister of tradition, Rima Abdul-Malak, makes use of oxymorons, emphasizing “panache and melancholy. Lightness and torment » that Frédéric Mitterrand released.

“He was a great minister of culture whose passion marked our country. His contribution to art and politics transcends divisions”declared the boss of the Republicans, Eric Ciotti.

Valérie Pécresse, president of the Ile-de-France area, who was a minister alongside him within the authorities of François Fillon, additionally described on A “great minister of culture”, “visionary” and “non-conformist”. “Ile-de-France owes him the Ateliers Médicis of Clichy-Montfermeil, this Medici villa for artists born “on the wrong side of the ring road””, she recollects.

Frédéric Mitterrand in a number of dates

  • August 21, 1947: delivery in Paris
  • 1971: buys the Olympic cinema in Paris
  • 1981-1991: produces and hosts the reveals Stars and webs And Near Fred's
  • 2009-2012: Minister of Culture and Communication
  • 2019: elected to the Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2024: loss of life in Paris

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