Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, to Maurice Garrel

With Maurice Garrel, we lose a singular actor, a face
familiar with auteur cinema.

Trained in drama with Charles Dullin and Tania Balachova, he had
began in 1947 a career on the stage. He had played in
plays by Brecht, Ibsen, Duras, Pinter, Marivaux... He had also been
resident of the House of Molière.

On television he had performed in many dramatic works
directed by Claude Barma and Marcel Bluwal. Later he had come to the
where, directed by Truffaut, Rozier, Rivette or Sautet, he appeared
often in second roles. He was also regularly
in the films of his son Philippe Garrel, where he
grandson Louis, eager to carry on the family tradition. He gave all
the measure of his great talent in patriarchal roles where he
walked his disillusioned figure with flashes of irony in the
gaze.