BERTRAND TAVERNIER TRIBUTE (5)

Veteran French film director, screenwriter, producer and film critic, Bertrand Tavernier, is a warm and gracious visionary with an encyclopaedic knowledge of American and international cinema. Regardless of the subjects they explore, his films are distinguished for their introspection and humanitarian nature, something that has established him as one of the French cinema's more prolific auteurs. In an industry dominated by cynicism and historical ignorance, Tavernier is a rare figure. Someone genuinely concerned about what is happening to simple working people, deeply hostile to anti-immigrant racism, and determined to help create the artistic and intellectual environment that will produce progressive social change

Γαλλία-ΗΠΑ/France-USA, 2009, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: /Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski. Φωτ./Cin.: Bruno De Kreyzer. Μοντ./Ed.: Thierry Derocles. Μουσ./Mus.: Marco Beltrami. Ηθ./Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Ithaca Pictures, Little Bear, TF1 International. Sales: Hollywood Entertainment. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 117΄.

A detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, after the Katrina disaster has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while trying to link the murder of a local hooker and a black man's lynching, which took place in 1965, to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film.

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Γαλλία/France, 1996, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier. Φωτ./Cin.: Alain Choquart. Μοντ./Ed.: Luce Grunenwaldt. Μουσ./Mus.: Oswald d'Andrea. Ηθ./Cast: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Little Bear. Διαν/Dist.: Ama Films. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 129΄.

Bulgaria near the end of World War I. Captain Conan leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep his warriors out of trouble, and realises that they're totally unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend.

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Γαλλία/France, 2013, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: Christophe Blain, Abel Lanzac, Bertrand Tavernier. Φωτ./Cin.: Jérôme Alméras. Μοντ./Ed.: Guy Lecorne. Μουσ./Mus.: Philippe Sarde. Ηθ./Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Little Bear, Pathé, Canal+. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 113΄.

Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women and a totally pretentious person who appears to spend all his working hours highlighting quotations by his favorite authors. He also happens to be the French Minister of Foreign Affairs working relentlessly for securing France's prosperity, world peace and a future Nobel Prize for himself. Young Arthur, who is hired as a speech writer for the foreign ministry, suffers from his boss's sensibilities as well as stress, ambition and dirty dealings, the daily currency at the corridors of the Quai d'Orsay, the ministry's home.

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Γαλλία/France, 1989, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier. Φωτ./Cin.: Bruno de Keyzer. Μοντ./Ed.: Armand Psenny. Μουσ./Mus.: Oswald d'Andrea. Ηθ./Cast: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Pascale Vignal. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Hachette Première, AB Films, Little Bear. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 135΄.

January 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane, a military bureaucrat, hates the idea of “the unknown soldier”. Driven by honor and ethics, tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions trying to catalogue the actual casualties of WWI. Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Her impression of him, from their first encounter, is the least charming but as their paths running parallel and she sees his courage and resolve, her feelings change towards something more serious.

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