New Wave director Chabrol dies

French director Claude Chabrol, one of the founders of the New Wave movement that revolutionised film-making in the late 1950s and '60s, died yesterday, aged 80.

Chabrol made more than 70 films and TV productions during his more than 50-year career. His first movie, Le Beau Serge, in 1958 won him considerable critical acclaim and was widely considered a sort of manifesto for the New Wave, or Nouvelle Vague movement, which also included directors like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

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