Cultural digest, May: Cinema’s loss and wartime shots

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1. Discreet charm of Stéphane Audran

Actress Stéphane Audran, a popular and much garlanded figure in French cinema whose success ran from the 50s to the 80s, passed away on March 27, aged 85.

“Her presence, her elegance and her inimitable voice remain and resonate,” wrote France’s Culture Minster Françoise Nyssen wrote on Twitter.

Audran starred in 23 of husband Claude Chabrol’s films, many of which centred around murder and infidelity (including Le Boucher and ...

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