It was news I had been dreading for years, and it came today. Jeanne Moreau is dead at 89.
As a critic, writing about actors is part of the job, but you don’t ordinarily meet them, much less form any kind of relationship with them. But Jeanne was different, and a copy of the New York Times was the start of it all.
In 1996, Jeanne was chairman of the Montreal World Film Festival jury that I was a member of, and my initial impression, that she was simultaneously spontaneous, conscientious and playful, never changed. As novelist Nadine Gordimer, who’d been on a jury with her at …
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