Sad news for Becker fans. Speculation had been rife that the French director best known for Elisa or One Deadly Summer, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 87, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a director isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter-actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouJean was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Jean Becker was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJean”
— @universalObserver, 29 Oct 2020
“Didn't Jean Becker retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 29 Oct 2020
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