French actress Anouk Aimée, interpreter of 'Fellini 8½' or 'La dolce vita', dies at 92 | Culture | EUROtoday

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French actress Anouk Aimée, nominated for an Oscar for A Man and a Woman, by Claude Lelouch, in 1967, died this Tuesday on the age of 92 in her house in Paris, as introduced by her daughter, the actress Manuela Papatakis (born from her second marriage, with the director Nikos Papatakis), in a message Instagram: “We have the immense sadness of announcing the departure of my mother. “I was next to her when he died in her house.”

The face of Aimée, whose actual identify was Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus, marked many years of French cinema, due to her enigmatic gaze, her magnificence, her performing expertise and her nostril for selecting good scripts, placing herself on the service of geniuses of auteur cinema corresponding to Federico Fellini, Jacques Demy or Claude Lelouch. With Lelouch she was the one with whom she grew to become a legend by co-starring with Jean-Louis Trintignant A Man and a Woman (1966), a movie that has aged not very nicely, however that on the time grew to become a worldwide phenomenon, to the purpose that Aimée was nominated for an Oscar. In 2019 Trintignant, Aiméé and Lelouch met once more in The most stunning years of a life, the closing of the love story between the racing driver Jean-Louis Duroc and the script Anne Gauthier. In addition, the composer Francis Lai, who died after ending this rating in November 2018, repeated on the soundtrack, and who recovered the legendary “dabadabada”. With Aimée's demise, solely Lelouch stays of this inventive quartet.

Born within the French capital in 1932, Nicole Dreyfus was the daughter of actors. As her father was Jewish and her mom was Catholic, as a baby she adopted her mom's maiden identify, Sorya, to maneuver freely via occupied France: she studied dance on the Marseille Opera. . She started a movie profession very younger, on the age of 14 in The home beneath the ocean. From there she took benefit of her character's first identify, Anouk, to rename herself, and her final identify (Aimée, beloved in French) was proposed to her by the poet Jacques Prévert, who in 1949 wrote the difference of Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, for the movie The lovers of Verona, which was the primary main position for the actress.

Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, in 'A man and a woman'.
Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, in 'A person and a lady'.

During the next decade he chained all forms of jobs, corresponding to The lovers of Montparnasse, by Jacques Becker, o Red sundown, by Anatole Litvak, till her profession exploded for her position as Maddalena in The candy life in 1960. Maddalena grew to become the reflection of the liberated sexuality of a bohemia that might mark the artwork and cinema of the sixties. The following 12 months Aimée filmed with Jacques Demy Lolawhich would depart an indelible mark on him: “I no longer know where Anouk begins and where Lola begins, where Lola ends and where Anouk ends,” he says. The world which he claimed 50 years after the movie's launch. In 1963 she appeared in Fellini 8 1/2, and in 1966 he gained worldwide fame, past auteur cinema, with the blockbuster A Man and a Woman, which earned him a Golden Globe, a Bafta and an Oscar nomination. It can be her nice success, and its sequel many years later, The most stunning years of a life, the final of his 92 works for movie and tv.

His lengthy profession knew no relaxation: he labored with Bernando Bertolucci in The story of a ridiculous man, acted in Justine, however George Sugar, An appointmentthe Sidney Lumet, and Ready to put onde Robert Altman, Jump into the void, by Marco Bellocchio (with which she received the award for greatest actress on the 1980 Cannes pageant); in The shadow of the previous, already in 2003, she performed a Holocaust survivor who returns to Auschwitz 60 years after World War II; and beneath the path of Yvan Attal she was in They married and had many youngsters (2004).

Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée within the 1961 movie 'Lola', by Jacques Demy.Raymond Cauchetier

In The Guardian, In 2007, he revealed about his performing fashion: “It was Fellini who taught me this: the most important thing of all is to listen, to hear what the other characters say. And don't take [a ti misma] too seriously.” Among different awards, the Honorary César of 2002 and the Honorary Golden Bear of the Berlinale of 2003 stand out.

Aimée was married 4 instances. The first time she was in 1949 with the journalist Edouard Zimmermann, for a 12 months and a half, which was adopted a 12 months later by the aforementioned union of her with Papatakis. In 1966 she married the music producer Pierre Barouh, and, already in 1970, her final marriage got here, with the British actor Albert Finney.

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