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Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée has died at the age of 58. He died suddenly at his home near Quebec City, according to US media.

Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallée, to whom we owe the film C.R.A.Z.Y. released in 2005 and which then achieved great worldwide success had succeeded in establishing itself in Hollywood with two other Dallas Buyers Club films, with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner and Wild, with Reese Witherspoon in the lead role. He had also directed Victoria: The Young Years of a Queen in 2009, which went more unnoticed.

In 2011, he directed Vanessa Paradis in a film titled Café de Flore, a Franco-Canadian co-production, which had received good reviews.

We owe him several very good series for television: the famous Big Little Lies, released in 2017 and acclaimed by critics and in 2018 Sharp Objects. He had also received for Big Little Lies with the four actresses Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern several Emmy Awards.

In an interview with the New York Times in 2018, he described his work as an attempt to expose the flaws and imperfections of human nature. And for that, he had chosen to avoid as much as possible to use artificial lighting in his films and the fact of multiplying the repetitions.

Jean-Marc Vallée was planning to work on a film that would deal with the love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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