Bertrand Tavernier, let the party start again on France Inter

Bertrand Tavernier in Cannes in 2010. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP

In a formidable series of programs in nine episodes, Laurent Delmas intelligently explores all aspects of his work.

“He counts in the cinema, huh, Tatav…” In the warm and laughing voice of the late Jean Rochefort, “Tatav” is Bertrand Tavernier. Because the director, who died on March 25, 2021, at the age of 79, in his family property of Saquèdes, in Sainte-Maxime, precisely occupies a special place in the seventh French art, the journalist Laurent Delmas decided to devote a series of programs to him this summer on France Inter. Nine episodes of just under an hour that retrace his journey through his filmography. A model of the genre that explores one by one all the aspects of the work of the man who was first a freelancer for Telerama and the magazine Movie theaterpress officer (including Stanley Kubrick) before directing around thirty feature films.

Broadcast this Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. (all episodes are available on podcast), the sixth part of this fabulous artistic portrait is devoted to the link that Tavernier has always maintained with history. In an archive…

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