Claude Goretta obituary

Film and television director who was a leading figure in the New Swiss Cinema

The director Claude Goretta, best known for the Oscar-nominated film The Invitation (1973) and for The Lacemaker (1977), which launched Isabelle Huppert as an international star, was a leading figure in the New Swiss Cinema from the early 1970s, subverting the view of a comfortably well-off Switzerland.

With Alain Tanner, Michel Soutter, Jean-Louis Roy and Jean-Jacques Lagrange, Goretta, who has died aged 89, formed Groupe 5, a collective of Swiss film-makers, who got Télévision Suisse Romande, the national French-speaking TV company, to fund the group’s full-length narrative features for cinema release.
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