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Voyage à Travers Le Cinéma Français

Bertrand Tavernier | 2016 | 201 MINS
France | Subtitles
Bertrand Tavernier writes and directs this very personal documentary which looks at some of the most influential figures from French cinema during a period of 40 years up to the late 1970s.

In Detail

Tavernier examines the French filmmakers that most inspired him in his youth (Jacques Becker, Marcel Carné and Jean Renoir), his favourite actors (Jean Gabin, Eddie Constantine and Lino Ventura), film composers (Maurice Jaubert and Joseph Kosma), Jean-Pierre Melville, with whom he worked as an assistant, and the films he promoted when working as a publicist for Georges de Beauregard's Rome-Paris Films.

It also includes an appreciation of the little known and appreciated Edmond T. Gréville and concludes with his admiration for Claude Sautet. Featuring archive clips (often beautifully restored) and rare behind-the-scenes footage, this is fascinating viewing and a privileged insight to the memories of a great film-maker and film lover.

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