Notable deaths of 2010
Eric RohmerJan. 11
French New Wave director Eric Rohmer, known for "My Night at Maud's," "Claire's Knee," and other films about the intricacies of romantic relationships and the dilemmas of modern love, died at 89.
The director -- internationally known for his films' long, philosophical conversations -- continued to work until recently. His latest film, the 17th-century costume tale "Les amours d'Astree et de Celadon," ("Romance of Astree and Celadon"), appeared in 2007.
At right, Rohmer was awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2001 for his body of work -- dozens of films made over a five-decade career.
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