A Journey Through French Cinema

October 16th, 2017 by PRatt
November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, FRANCE) Written and directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Featuring Bertrand Tavernier and clips from the films of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Simone Signoret, Jacques Becker, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carnè, Jean-Pierre Melville, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and more.

Since we opened in 1970 our most passionate fans have always been the lovers of French movies: Rules of the Game and Beauty and the Beast, Breathless and The 400 Blows, The Prophet, and even Barbarella. Luckily, 76-year-old director Bernard Tavernier (The Clockmaker, Round Midnight,) is also a fan, a witness to film history, and a fabulous raconteur. With clips from classics and from little-known treasures, Tavernier captures the essence of French movies: a love of ideas and conversation, a fluid visual style, an open attitude to sex, and charismatic actors whose faces light up the screen like magic. 201 min.
“I suggest you sit through the credits so you can write down every movie you’ve already seen (you’ll want to watch them again) and every title you’ve never heard of (because worlds await).” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times. A New York Times Critics Pick.

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