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Bertrand Blier series at Quad Cinema

Image : "Going Places" directed by Bertrand Blier

Quad will cast light on French filmmaker Bertrand Blier’s career in a special series “Amour or Less : A Blier Buffet” featuring a sampling of his bracing and playful cinematic provocations.

Having spent nearly a half-century plunging his characters (and his audience) into inevitably twisted relationships that blur the lines between the uncomfortable and the liberating, writer/director Bertrand Blier has singlemindedly devoted himself to subverting the conventions and expectations of social mores and narrative cinema alike.

Blier truly found his cinematic voice while adapting and directing the movie version of his first novel Les Valseuses, known by its English title Going Places. By decade’s end, when Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won an Academy Award, Blier had hit his stride and filmgoers worldwide now knew what to expect from his polarizing, deeply perverse, and sometimes transgressive scenarios that consistently drew the cream of France’s acting talent.


Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1981
Runtime : 123 mins

Buffet froid / Cold Cuts
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1979
Runtime : 89 mins

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1978
Runtime : 109 mins

Going Places
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1974
Runtime : 118 mins

Ménage / Tenue de soirée
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1986
Runtime : 84 mins

Merci la vie
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1991
Runtime : 117 mins

Mon homme
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1996
Runtime : 99 mins

My Best Friend’s Girl
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1983
Runtime : 99 mins

Too Beautiful for You
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Year : 1989
Runtime : 91 mins

In French with English subtitles