My Journey Through French Cinema

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Bertrand Tavernier is an engaging guide through this Journey Through French Cinema, curating a revelatory tour through his homeland's film history with a personal touch that will delight movie fans and the culturally curious alike.

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Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier examines the great directors, actors, writers, composers and cinematographers of French cinema, including Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Edmond T. Gréville and Guy Gilles.

Cast & Crew

André Marcon
Voice
Jacques Becker
Himself
Voice
Marcel Carné
Himself
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Claude Chabrol
Himself
Voice
Raoul Coutard
Himself
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Jérôme Alméras
Cinematographer
Guy Lecorne
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Marie Deroudille
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Bruno Coulais
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Critic Reviews for My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français)

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  • While Journey Through French Cinema is unable to cover every single decade, and Dod knows it tries, the film will ignite in those who love French cinema a new passion for its heroes and villains.

    September 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Linda Marric

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  • This is essential viewing for cinephiles and Francophiles alike, but others may find the three-hour-plus running time a little excessive.

    September 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • This is Tavernier's own film story so don't expect a linear, full history of the cinema of the time. However, it's anything but dry, as the film swoons with passion for Gallic films and filmmaking.

    September 11, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • Mostly, there's Tavernier, a happy bear of a man. He's insightful, endlessly enthusiastic, all but encyclopedic in knowledge. He's also highly idiosyncratic. The first word in the title is "My," after all.

    September 7, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's tempting to say that Bertrand Tavernier's 3-hour-and-15-minute documentary... is a feast for everybody who loves classic Gallic movies. This is certainly true. But it's also a movie for people who just plain love movies

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • More distinctive and revealing are the fannish tributes to tough guys Jean Gabin and Eddie Constantine, innovative composers Maurice Jaubert and Joseph Kosma, and forgotten auteurs Edmond T. Gréville and Pierre Schoendoerffer.

    July 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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