He wrote the screenplays for a remarkable number of important films: Luis Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Belle de Jour, and That Obscure Object of Desire; The Tin Drum; The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Return of Martin Guerre; ulian Schnabel’s Vincent van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate. In addition, he was a professor, a novelist, and the playwright responsible for director Peter Brook’s nine-hour stage adaptation of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. – The Hollywood Reporter

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