André Téchiné, the young man of French cinema in the spotlight on Arte

In this sensitive portrait of Thierry Klifa, illustrated with the testimonies of his favorite actresses and broadcast at 10:50 p.m., the director finally agrees to tell himself other than through his films.

He is really apart ”, says Catherine Deneuve. Some films are born out of feelings of admiration. This is the case of the documentary André Téchiné, rebellious filmmaker, by Thierry Klifa (2018). The journalist interviewed the director ofHotel of the Americas. Focused on his work and his life – the two are linked – before painting a portrait, illustrated with numerous archival images (moving Patrick Dewaere) and testimonies from those who worked with him and / or the ‘appreciate, like Cédric Anger (Next time I’ll aim for the heart) and Olivier Assayas (Carlos) who, like André Téchiné, collaborated on Cinema Notebooks.

But it is the actresses who most aptly evoke this sensitive and modest director. He feels good with women. Set his sights on them at the risk of seeing them oppose. For a while, he distanced himself from Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Adjani and Isabelle Huppert, whom he directed in The Brontë Sisters, shot on the scene

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