A French icon dies

Bernadette Lafont was the face of New Wave cinema

You've probably never heard of her but she is an essential part of cinema's history. Actress Bernadette Lafont died yesterday at the age of 74 after a long and fruitful career in the movies and the theater--all told, she appeared in 120 films and twenty-one plays. Lafont, an icon of the French New Wave movement and of feminism, distinguished herself through memorable roles such as that of ... more >