“The most learned and sophisticated of French film directors.” – The Independent (UK)
Perhaps no other filmmaker knows more about the history and culture of French cinema than Bertrand Tavernier. Incisive, intelligent, and deeply humanistic, Tavernier’s films illuminate personal and social relationships and suggest fresh interpretations of the past, while percolating with some of the most memorable performances in contemporary cinema. Tavernier makes films to learn about the world. They are challenges to himself and have been praised by the various communities they describe—diplomats, detectives, schoolteachers, jurists, jazz musicians, and historians, among others.
Organized in collaboration with Laurence Kardish. Special thanks to the Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.