L’actrice Annie Girardot, atteinte depuis des années de la maladie d’Alzheimer, est morte lundi 28 février à l’âge de 79 ans. Elle s’est éteinte “paisiblement” à l’hôpital Lariboisière à Paris, a annoncé sa petite-fille Lola Vogel.
OH NO! She’ll be missed!
She was utterly unforgettable in “Rocco and His Brothers” and quite teriffic in the very different “Dillinger is Dead.”
Girardot was splendid in quite a lot of films in her career than those two seminal art-house favourites.
From her defiant performance as a sexually enticed Ape Woman in yet again a Ferreri cream of the crop to her breathtaking appearance in La Pianiste, I’m glad she was one of the reasons I embraced this artistic branch so passionately in order to explore more legendary actresses like her. I may come off as a worn-out videotape but it’s a pity miss Girardot will not be remembered as much as others of her generation and in the current cinematic generations, whoever these may be.
I’m simply delirious whenever I encounter one film with her presence in it and my most dear performance of her is in the underrated Aleksandar Petrovic classic It Rains in my Village where her frisky, jolting energy where she becomes a catalyst of the plot’s events. She’s not just the Delon and Piccoli girl contrary to what academic critics think.
Well said, Dimitris!
Quite right Dimitris. She always seemed to find something special in every role she played.
I only know her for her performance in “Rocco …”. Made an impression.
RIP. She was fantastic in The Piano Teacher.
Wekk said Dim. She was also quite striking too.
Bump if only because it’s a pity actresses like her are never known due to critical snobbery.
I watched her most recently in another undervalued film, Carné’s Three Rooms in Manhattan, for which she garnered the Best Actress award at Venice.
Admirably enthusiastic passionate and descriptive comment from Dimitris.