My Journey Through French Cinema
(Voyage à travers le cinéma français)
East Bay Premiere
Exhilarating and inspiring.Manohla Dargis, New York Times
One of the great directors of world cinema takes viewers on an idiosyncratic tour of the history of French film in this delightful documentary, which offers an entire lifetime of cinema knowledge and passion within its running time. Guided by critic/filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (Round Midnight; Coup de torchon), whose vocal love of film history marks him as a French Martin Scorsese, Journey examines figures both famous (Renoir, Godard, Melville) and lesser known (Guy Gilles, Jacques Becker), as well as composers, screenwriters, and more. Pointed analysis, critical asides, and sheer joy combine. “Passionate, opinionated, drop-dead fascinating . . . Journey will leave you enlightened and eager for more” (Kenneth Turan). Presented in conjunction with our Jacques Becker series.