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Death of Anne Wiazemsky, novelist, actress and ex-wife of Godard

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Alberto PIZZOLI – | Anne Wiazemsky, novelist, actress and ex-wife of Jean-Luc Godard, May 21, 2017 in Cannes

The actress and novelist Anne Wiazemsky, granddaughter of François Mauriac and ex-wife of Jean-Luc Godard, died Thursday at 70 years of cancer, according to her family.

“Anne died this morning, she was very sick,” his brother Pierre told AFP.

His death was confirmed by his publisher Gallimard.

Suffering from cancer, the novelist had been hospitalized for about a month in a Parisian hospital.

Revealed in 1966 by the film “Au Hasard Balthazar” by Robert Bresson, the pretty redhead with a mutinous face was not 20 years old. She married a year later Jean-Luc Godard, lighthouse of the New Wave, 17 years his elder.

The surge of May 68 will be right of their love.

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Alberto PIZZOLI – | Anne Wiazemsky (3eG) on May 21, 2017 at the last Cannes Film Festival with Michel Hazanavicius’s “Le Redoutable” (2eG)

Anne Wiazemsky was present in May at the last Cannes Film Festival for the presentation of the “Redoutable” by Michel Hazanavicius. The screenplay for this film was inspired by “One Year Later” (Gallimard), one of the novels of the granddaughter of the famous French writer François Mauriac.

In cinema, she has appeared in several films by Godard, including “La Chinoise” (1967) and also, in 1968, in “Theorem” by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

His novels were for the most part autobiographical in inspiration. In 1998 she received the Grand Prize of the novel of the French Academy for “A Handful of People”, a book about her Russian origins.

In total, she will have written about fifteen books. His latest novel, “A Holy Man”, appeared at the beginning of the year.

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