Bertrand Tavernier: "I have always tried to capture feelings, emotions"

Our memory of the seventh art writes its Memoirs.Confined in the South, Bertrand Tavernier has resolved to tell himself.Has he not done so through his films? From the “Horloger de Saint-Paul”, on the secret modesty of a Lyonnais who learns a little late to know his son, who is under the death penalty, to “Life and nothing else”, where the bawling soldier played by Philippe Noiret finds his child's gaze, admiring and disarmed, faced with the intransigence of a woman, widow of hairy.Savernier, like his bon vivant cinema enemy of bad faith, howls through his battles throughout love he does not say.

How do you live this unprecedented period?

I live it well because I am in a great place, but what is happening is very worrying.For France in general, and in our professions linked to culture in particular.I am retired in the Noon, then I write.I am finishing “Hundred Years of American Cinema”, a titanic work, I have started my Memoirs.

From notes taken throughout your life?

No, I have my memory.And texts that have appeared here and there, that I rewrite.There are a lot of things that I haven't talked about.I also want to pay tribute to the people who have helped me, to start with Philippe Noiret.We were around our love for Jean Vilar and the NPT, for these people who treated the public with respect and dignity.As Guitry said to those who reduced the public to a bunch of fools, "Your audience is

Posted Date: 2020-07-24

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