[Nadine Trintignant with director Alain Corneau]
Alain Corneau died August 29, 2010. It has always been my feeling that he is underrated/unknown, perhaps because of his versatility. May 30, 2009 I had the distinct pleasure of seeing him at LACMA in Los Angeles for a Q&A after his film Police Python 357 from 1976.
In fact, Saturday, August 28, 2010, one day before his death, I happened to see his new film Crime d’amour which is currently playing in France. I talked with my friend who was French and asked if she was familiar with his work. After I mentioned a few titles, it was clear that she had seen some of his films and enjoyed them. I hope this memorium will bring attention to Alain Corneau and that you will check out his work if you haven’t already.
Police Python 357
Le cousin (1997)
Fear and Trembling
La menace/The Threat (1977)
All the Mornings of the World