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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Bertrand Tavernier retrospective at the Quad: 17 films (14 on 35mm) with Taviernier in person
The Quad celebrates the legendary French filmmaker with the biggest retrospective of his work in New York in decades: 17 films—14 on 35mm—plus a sidebar with four of the director's favorites and Tavernier in person
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.
In honor of his new documentary, My Journey Through French Cinema, opening at the Quad on June 23, we're proud to present this comprehensive retrospective of his work—plus "Tavernier Treasures," a sidebar of four of the director's French favorites: It Happened at the Inn (Jacques Becker) Hotel du Nord (Marcel Carné), The Truth of Our Marriage (Henri Decoin) and The 317th Platoon (Pierre Schoendoerffer).
Bertrand Tavernier will be in person at select screenings.
Organized in collaboration with Laurence Kardish.
Beatrice 1987, 35mm
Captain Conan 1997, 35mm
The Clockmaker 1973, 35mm
Coup de torchon 1981, 35mm
Death Watch 1979, DCP
The French Minister 2014, DCP
Fresh Bait 1995, 35mm
In the Electric Mist 2009, 35mm *U.S. premiere of the director’s cut
The Judge and the Assassin 1976, DCP
L.627 1992, 35mm
Let Joy Reign Supreme 1975, 35mm
Life and Nothing But 1989, 35mm
The Princess of Montpensier 2010, 35mm
’Round Midnight 1986, 35mm
Safe Conduct 2002, 35mm
A Sunday in the Country 1984, 35mm
A Week’s Vacation 1980, 35mm
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