30 January, 2017
This could have been her last role of major note, if it weren't for Amour (2012), Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winning, Best Picture-nominated succès d'estime, a remarkable comeback story which thrust Riva right back into the limelight. The Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski used her as Juliette Binoche's mother in his Three Colours: Blue (1993). The actress also enjoyed an extensive theatre career, and in 2014, she returned to the Paris stage performing in Savannah Bay at the Theatre de l'Atelier.
Riva, star of 1959 classic "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and more recently the oldest best actress Oscar nominee in a late-career revival, died Friday from cancer.
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Riva never married and had no children, telling the French newspaper Liberation in 2012 she had no desire to saddle herself with either. She's cared for by her husband, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, and the result is an unflinching look at the quietude of a life at its end. "I wasn't acting. I wasn't playing the part, that's the best way I can say it-I wasn't playing, I was being". But that doesn't mean that she and Georges can't live it on their own terms - that an act of love, however upsetting, won't spare them the worst.
First coming to prominence with a Bafta win for Best Foreign Actress for Hiroshima Mon Amour in 1959, Riva enjoyed a careering spanning over five decades. But perhaps "career" isn't the right word for an actor who hated the term and refused the kind of commercial movies that may have brought her greater fame both at home and overseas. We send our condolences to all of her loved ones during this hard time.