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JOURNEYS THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA EPISODE 8: MY SIXTIES

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Closing out his “exercise in admiration and gratitude” from an even more personal perspective, Tavernier recounts firsthand experiences from his 10 rewarding years as press attaché to and with legendary producer and publicist Pierre Rissient. Through the turbulent 1960s, the duo promoted American filmmakers while also shoring up French ones. Tavernier shares with us epiphanies he had with directors including but not limited to Eric Rohmer (narrating 1962’s La Boulangère de Monceau); the intensely loyal Jacques Deray; the gone-too-soon Philippe Fourastié; Pierre Granier-Deferre, who provided invaluable insight into how to direct actors; and Alain Resnais, whom Tavernier had idolized since seeing Hiroshima mon amour three times at age 18 and was proud to later count as a friend. Concluding the series in style, Tavernier surprises us by excerpting one final film that he cherishes…

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    59'
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Note
    In French with English subtitles
  • Director
    Bertrand Tavernier
  • Screenwriter
    Bertrand Tavernier
  • Cast
    Bertrand Tavernier, André Marcon, Thierry Frémaux, Pierre Rissient, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Deray, Pierre Granier-deferre, Alain Resnais.