MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
US release date: June 23, 2017
Opening June 23, 2017 in Los Angeles and New York

Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.

“Working as a citizen, a spy, an explorer and painter, a chronicler and adventurer, as it is so well described by so many authors, from Casanova to Gilles Perrault...isn’t that a fine definition of the job of a filmmaker? That one would like to apply to Renoir, Becker the Vigo of L'Atalante, Grangier, Greìville or Sacha, who, in a scene or film, illumine an emotion, or uncover surprising truths. I would like this film to be an expression of gratitude to all those filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, and musicians who have erupted into my life. Memory keeps us warm: this film is a piece of glowing charcoal for a winter night.” — BERTRAND TAVERNIER

"Bertrand Tavernier has made an extremely precise and detailed film about Jacques Becker, Marcel Carné, music in the French cinema of the 30s, Jean Renoir and so many other filmmakers. It is a remarkable work, made with great intelligence…  It is a very precious work.You are convinced that you know all that by heart, until Tavernier comes along to reveal to us the pure beauty of it all.” — MARTIN SCORSESE


MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (Voyage à travers le cinéma français)

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
Written by: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Frémaux
Runtime: 190 minutes
Released by Cohen Media Group

> Opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle Theatres on June 23, 2017 
> Opens in New York at the Quad Cinema on June 23, 2017

In conjunction with the release of MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA, the most extensive Tavernier retrospective in over 25 years, organized in collaboration with former MoMA curator Lawrence Kardish, will take place June 16-22 at the Quad Cinema, with a selection of “Tavernier's Treasures", rare films featured in the documentary (June 23-25).

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