3 Mar 2014

French director Alain Resnais dies

10:13 pm on 3 March 2014

French director Alain Resnais, whose film career spanned more than 60 years, has died in Paris at the age of 91.

He came to international attention with his first feature film in 1959, Hiroshima Mon Amour.

His last film, The Life of Riley - based on a play by the British playwright Alan Ayckbourn - premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February, the BBC reports.

Resnais was often associated with French New Wave cinema, but also embraced modernism and surrealism.