(FILES) Swiss director Daniel Schmid poses for photographers 21 May 1999 during the photocall of his movie "Beresina" in Cannes. Schmid died overnight at the age of 64 from cancer, his family told the Swiss ATS news agency 06 August 2006. Schmid was the country's best known director, with 13 movies to his credit, including "Beresina" (1999) and "Jenatsch" (1987), and he also directed operas. AFP PHOTO MICHEL GANGNE