French film-maker Eric Rohmer dies

French film-maker Eric Rohmer has died at the age of 89, his production house has said.

He was the director of the critically acclaimed Tales of Four Seasons and one of the key figures of the post-war New Wave cinema movement.

Rohmer, born Maurice Scherer, made more than 20 feature films over 50 years.

His main works include the cycle of films Six Moral Tales. The third, My Night at Maud's, released in 1969, brought him international recognition.

His films are known for being almost completely devoid of action, featuring lengthy conversations between the usually young protagonists.

Pauline at the Beach, a typical work from 1983, features a 15-year-old girl's summer by the seaside and her observation of adult relationships.

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