The gracefully slender and lively Nicole Garcia began performing in a series of theatrical and cinematic works following her Conservatory studies, collaborating with the biggest filmmakers: Tavernier, Sautet, Miller, Deville or Schoendoerffer. In the early 1990s, she stepped behind the camera to put her distinctive stamp of narrative lyricism on French cinema. After the success of Every Other Weekend, she filmed eight feature films, including The Adversary, based on Emmanuel Carrère’s work, and From the Land of the Moon, an adaptation of Milena Agus’s novel, both presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
A conversation with Nicole Garcia
Pathé Bellecour Mon 17 11:15am
A Captain’s Honor by Pierre Schoendoerffer (L’Honneur d’un capitaine, 1982, 1h57)
During a televised debate, Professor Paulet accuses Captain Caron of having perpetrated torture in Algeria. The captain's widow refuses to see her husband's honour disrespected... The drama of the Algerian War as seen through the eyes of one man. Nicole Garcia, Jacques Perrin and Charles Denner are remarkable.
UGC Confluence Sun16 6:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri21 2:15pm
Every Other Weekend by Nicole Garcia (Un week-end sur deux, 1990, 1h37)
Camille, an actress with a waning career, separated from her husband, sees her children every other weekend... The first feature film directed by Nicole Garcia paints a portrait of a woman, mother and actress. Starring the remarkable Nathalie Baye.
Institut Lumière Sun16 2:45pm
From the Land of the Moon byNicole Garcia (Mal de pierres, 2016, 2h01, VFSTA)
Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) dreams of a passionate love affair and is entrusted to a man (Louis Garrel) by her parents who believe she is crazy... A vision of post-war France in an era where everything was chosen for women.
UGC Confluence Sun16 11:15am | Pathé Bellecour Mon17 2:45pm
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