Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


A Very French Auteur

Shivah Stars

Print Email
Claude Miller.(AFP/NYT)

Each week, we select the most interesting Jewish obituary. This week, there are several compelling contenders whose subjects we are sad to see go, including Irving Howe collaborator Kenneth Libo and Grossinger’s tummler Lou Goldstein (check out this video of Goldstein playing Simon Says on, of all things, Dick Clark’s show).

However, this week it’s that of Claude Miller, a French director who was the protégé of the great François Truffaut (whose biological father was Jewish, which I bet you didn’t know). Miller comes across as very French—”I’m concerned with cruelty;” “Niceness bores me”—and his defining early film was 1988’s The Little Thief, based on an unfinished Truffaut script and featuring a 17-year-old Charlotte Gainsburg. But in 2007, he made Un secret, a surely autobiographical film about a boy who imagines his Jewish parents during the Occupation.

Claude Miller, Film Director and Truffaut , Dies at at 70

Print Email
Jojo Lolo says:

“A Secret” is indeed based on an autobiography but not his.


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

A Very French Auteur

Shivah Stars

More on Tablet:

Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

By Lee Smith — Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’