Euro Beat: 7 Bernadette Lafont Movies You Should Know About

Brian Clark, European Editor
In most of the world, only dedicated cinephiles noted the passing of French actress Bernadette Lafont, but in France, citizens nation-wide are still mourning the loss of one of the country's great cinematic icons. Lafont passed away from a heart problem last Thursday at the age of 74. The actress' filmography, which covers well-over 100 films, reads like a who's who list of the most important French directors of the last fifty years. She made her debut in François Truffaut's first short film, The Mischief Makers, in 1957 and went onto work with directors including Costa Garvas, Louis Malle, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Claude Miller and Julie Delpy. 

And so, in honor of Lafont's work, let's take a look at seven of her standout films, all of which are worth watching in the near future, whether for the first or fifth time. As always, click through to the end of the gallery for even more European film news and the latest box office stats.