President of the Lumière Institute since its inception in 1982 and an eminent figure of the festival, Bertrand Tavernier was also one of the most important French filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century, director of ambitious and personal films that displayed an uncanny sense of narrative. He will leave a legacy as one the world’s greatest cinephiles, directing essential primers on American movies or a gargantuan documentary series, a true declaration of love to French cinema. The Lumière Institute team will pay homage to Bertrand Tavernier, who left us this year on March 25. The tribute will include his actresses and actors, his fellow ‘travellers’, and of course, the festival audience.
On Sunday the 10th and Monday the 11th, screenings of some of his films will be introduced by their actors.
Release of two DVD/Blu-ray sets of 18 films by Bertrand Tavernier by Studiocanal
The Clockmaker of St. Paul/The Watchmaker of St Paul by Bertrand Tavernier (L’Horloger de Saint-Paul, 1973, 1h45)
A man who lives an uneventful, rather detached existence learns that his son is wanted by the police for murder. He decides to accept the act and support his son... A work of emotional finesse, Bertrand Tavernier's first feature film was shot in Lyon and stars Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort and Christine Pascal.
Lumière Institute Sun 10 10:45am | UGC Confluence Mon 11 2:30pm | Cinéma Bellecombe Wed 13 8pm | UGC Confluence Sun 17 2:30pm
’Round Midnight by Bertrand Tavernier (1986, 2h13)
Dale Turner, a jazz saxophonist, arrives in Paris hoping to relive his successes and reconnect with his friends... The film is Bertrand Tavernier’s declaration of love to jazz. A magnificent work led by two great actors, Dexter Gordon and François Cluzet.
Pathé Bellecour Wed 13 7pm | Villa Lumière Sun 17 6:45pm
L.627 by Bertrand Tavernier (1992, 2h25)
An immersion in the daily life of a police drug squad: stakeouts, tailing, interrogations... Far from clichés, a gripping, rebellious, sometimes funny thriller that left its mark on French cinema in the 1990s.
Cinéma Opéra Sun 10 7pm | Pathé Bellecour Mon 11 2:30pm
Fresh Bait by Bertrand Tavernier (L’Appât,1995, 1h55)
Three friends, two boys and a young woman, Nathalie, dream of settling in the United States. They come up with an idea to finance themselves: use Nathalie as bait to attract and steal from wealthy victims... A gripping and chilling drama, inspired by a news story, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin.
Comœdia Sun 10 10:45am | Cinéma Opéra Mon 11 2:15pm
Captain Conan by Bertrand Tavernier (Capitaine Conan, 1996, 2h10)
September 1918. While the Armistice is signed in France, the Army of the East remains mobilized in the Balkans, engaged in bloody pillaging... A human and historical drama of unprecedented force, winning Bertrand Tavernier his second César for Best Director.
UGC Part-Dieu Sun 10 3:45pm | Comœdia Mon 11 10:45am
The Princess of Montpensier by Bertrand Tavernier (La Princesse de Montpensier, 2010, 2h19)
The love story between the young Henri de Guise and Mademoiselle de Mézières, forced to marry the Prince of Montpensier because of a political agreement... A popular, heartfelt and passionate film set during the wars of religion, adapted from Madame de La Fayette.
UGC Astoria Sun 10 2:30pm | UGC Confluence Mon 11 11:15am
The French Minister by Bertrand Tavernier (Quai d’Orsay, 2013, 1h53)
Freshly graduated, Arthur Vlaminck is called to work for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexandre Taillard de Worms... Adaptation of the graphic novel by Blain and Lanzac, a biting political comedy served by a five-star cast.
UGC Confluence Sun 10 4:30pm | UGC Astoria Mon 11 5:15pm
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