The Paris-based Pyramide co-founder, producer and distributor worked closely with Aki Kaurismaki
, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
and Catherine Corsini
, among others.
Veteran distributor and producer Fabienne Vonier
, who co-founded Paris-based distribution and production company Pyramide, has died after a long illness. She was 66.
“Fabienne was passionate about film,” said long-term collaborator Eric Lagesse
, who took over Pyramide’s distribution and international sales activities in 2008. “She was someone who was constantly on the look-out for interesting productions, directors.”
Lagesse continued: “She had done it all: exhibition, distribution and lastly production. She did everything to the full and was as demanding of herself as she was of everyone else. She was a true professional, working right up until the end.”
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Vonier supported the work of scores of directors from across the world including Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki
, Canadian Denys Arcand
, Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Palestinian Elia Suleiman
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