Bertrand Tavernier, a French director and screenwriter and director of the Institut Lumière, passed away this week. He was 79 years old. 

Bertrand Tavernier

Tavernier made a significant contribution to the development of French cinema in the 1970s. He has more than 30 films on his account, including “The Judge and the Assassin”, “Let the Party Begin”, “The Watchmaker from Saint-Paul“, “Midnight Jazz“,  “Life and Nothing More”, “Sunday in the Country” and others. 

He became a laureate of the Cesar award five times, was nominated for an Oscar from France with the film Impeccable Reputation, and several times was noted at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. His last film was the documentary project “A Journey Through French Cinema”. 

They expressed their condolences to the loved ones of Tavernier and the memories of him on the Web Martin Scorsese, Isabelle Huppert et al. 

Source: Variety


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