France pays tribute to Michael Bouquet

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A memorial to the French play that died in mid-April at the age of 96, Michael Bouquet receives a national tribute on Wednesday led by re-elected President Emmanuel Macron.

A final tribute was paid at the Hotel National des Invalidis to Michel Bouquet, a man of French cinema and theater who died on April 13.

Later in the afternoon, President Emmanuel Macron will pay tribute to the comedian. It follows the speeches of Fabrice Luccini, Muriel Robin and Pierre RTD, who were students of Michael Bouchet at the Conservatory.

The ceremony, which was scheduled to start at 4 pm, will be open to the public in the presence of the actor’s family and relatives.


A giant on stage

Unforgettable in Ionesco’s “The King Is Dying” – he starred less than 800 times – and in Moliere’s “L’Avare”, Michael Bouquet died on April 13 after more than 75 years of life. In “Le Promeneur du Champ-de-Mars” by Robert Gudiguan (2005) he marked cinema with the astonishing Mitron in the evening of his life.

The role earned him the Caesar Award for Best Actor, a few years later for Anne Fontaine’s film “How I Killed My Father” (2002).

On screen, she played covert roles in the films Claude Chabrol (1969 “The Unfaithful Woman”, 1985 “Chicken in Vinegar”), François Truffaut (“The Bride Was in Black” in 1967) and 1968 “La Sirène du Mississippi”). And Jaward, a masterpiece that chases Jean-Waldner in “Les Misérables” by Robert Hossain (1982).

But this giant of the arena showed his will, exhibiting the works of Harold Pinter in France and engaging himself in the service of the finest classical texts (Moliere, Detroit or Strindberg) and contemporaries (Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco). , Albert Camus or Thomas Bernhard).

With AFP

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