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Director Eric Rohmer Dead at 89French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, whose acclaimed body of work won him the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, has died in Paris at the age of 89.

According to AP, the cause of Rohmer's death was not immediately known. Director Eric Rohmer Dead at 89French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, whose acclaimed body of work won him the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, has died in Paris at the age of 89.

According to AP, the cause of Rohmer's death was not immediately known.

A man who relished exploring the complexities of love in his films, Rohmer first emerged on the international movie scene in the late 1950s as a critic for the influential film journal Cahiers du Cinema. He transitioned to making movies in the 1960s, quickly becoming one of the key figures in the French New Wave film movement.

Rohmer is best known for writing and directing 'Claire's Knee' and 'My Night at Maud's,' with the latter earning him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination in 1971, as a nod for Best Foreign Language Film.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Rohmer was busy making movies as recently as 2007, when his final feature film, 'Romance of Astrea and Celadon,' hit theaters.