Terrible news. The filmmaker and producer originally from Belgium’s Marion Hansel died Monday, June 8, at the age of 71 years, as announced in several belgian media, without saying more about the reasons of his death. The deceased had been playing Jane Birkin in Dust, a film which allowed him to receive a silver Lion at the Venice film Festival in 1985.

This adaptation of the novel of south african writer J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize for literature, had greatly contributed to the reputation of Marion Hansel, described as a filmmaker of the intimate. Two years later, she was brought to the screen The Wedding barbaric of the French Yann Queffélec, story about child unloved, which was awarded the prix Goncourt (1985). Born in February 1949 in Marseilles (south of France), a father in antwerp, formed part of the Actors’s Studio in New York (United States), the director, whose real name is Marion Ackermans, has been greatly influenced by the water, the sea, the elements.

A dozen feature films to his credit

” She proposed to travel in the outside “, wrote on Tuesday the belgian newspaper le Soir. She began her career as an actress in picking a few small roles, notably with Agnès Varda in one sings, the other not (1977), recalled to his side The Free Belgium. At the origin of a dozen feature films, Marion Hansel still had last year signed a kind of self-portrait entitled It was a small ship, interwoven with poetry, archival footage and personal anecdotes.