Oscar-winning film editor Francoise Bonnot dies

Oscar-winning film editor Francoise Bonnot dies

Academy Award-winning film editor Francoise Bonnot has died, aged 78.
The French editor, who worked with a number of high-profile directors over the course of her career, passed away in Paris on Saturday (09Jun18).
Bonnot was born in Bois-Colombes, France in 1939 and was introduced to the world of film at a young age, as her mother Monique Bonnot worked as an editor on several productions directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
Her first editing credit was on Melville’s 1959 film Two Men in Manhattan and she later co-edited Henri Verneuil’s 1963 movie A Monkey in Winter with her mother. At around this time, Bonnot married Verneuil, with the pair sharing two children.
However, she is perhaps best known for her creative partnership with Greek-French film director Costa-Gavras.
Their first project together was 1969’s Z, for which she won the Oscar for Film Editing, with the duo also partnering on 1982’s Missing and 1997’s Mad City.
Other films Bonnot edited included Jean-Jacques Annaud’s 1976 film Black and White in Color, Roman Polanski’s The Tenant and Michael Cimino’s The Sicilian.
Since 1997, Bonnot edited Julie Taymor’s 2002 film Frida and 2010’s The Tempest. She was nominated three times for the Cesar Award for Best Editing and had been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors, an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements.
Bonnot’s funeral is set take place at the Armenian Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paris on Thursday.

by WENN

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