French filmmaker Jean-Louis Bertucelli has died, aged 71.
The Ramparts of Clay director passed away in Paris on Thursday (06Mar14).
Bertucelli also directed acclaimed movies Paulina 1880 and Doctor Francoise Gailland, for which leading lady Annie Girardot picked up the Cesar Award for Best Actress.
His daughter is filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.