Award-winning French filmmaker Claude Miller has died, aged 70.
The writer/director had been ill for some time when he passed away on Wednesday (04Apr12).
His most popular films included La Petite Voleuse and L’Effrontee, which featured Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Miller made his first film in the mid-1970s and picked up the jury prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for Class Trip.
His acclaimed 1981 movie Garde a vue was revamped by Hollywood in 2000 as Under Suspicion, starring Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman.
His final film, an adaptation of Francois Mauriac’s novel Therese Desqueyroux, will be released later this year (12).