Magisterial and majestic, Tavernier’s deeply personal documentary is a splendid journey through the various histories of French filmmaking from the birth of cinema in 1895 through 1974 when Tavernier completed his first feature. My Journey through French Cinema is a brilliant collage studded with directors, stars, screenwriters, composers, and set designers. No matter how much you think you know about French cinema, Tavernier continually delights with the idea that there’s still more to be learned, appreciated, and enjoyed.
In French with English subtitles.
Official selection: Cannes Classics
A Cohen Media Group release.