Bertrand Tavernier (1941–2021)


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Bertrand Tavernier was the son of Geneviève (Dumond) and René Tavernier, who was a publicist, writer, and president of the French PEN club. He was a law student that preferred write film criticisms. He also wrote a few books about American movies. Then his first film won a few awards in France and abroad and established his reputation. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 49 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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(1984)
Captain Conan Director
(1996)
(1989)

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 2016 My Journey Through French Cinema (Documentary)
 2014 Les 18 du 57, Boulevard de Strasbourg (Short) (co-director)
 2010 On bosse ici! On vit ici! On reste ici! (Short) (co-director)
 2007 Laissez-les grandir ici! (Documentary short) (co-director)
 2004 Holy Lola
 2002 Safe Conduct
 2001 Les enfants de Thiès (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 The Other Side of the Tracks (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 We, France's Undocumented Immigrants (Short) (co-director)
 1996 Captain Conan
 1995 Fresh Bait
 1992 L.627
 1992 La guerre sans nom (Documentary)
 1991 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar")
 1988 Lyon, Inside Out (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Beatrice
 1983 Ciné citron (Short)
 1983 La 8ème génération (Short)
 1983 Mississippi Blues (Documentary)
 1982 Philippe Soupault (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Philippe Soupault et le surréalisme, tome 2 (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Philippe Soupault et le surréalisme, tome 3 (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Death Watch
 1964 Chance at Love (segment "Une chance explosive")
 1964 Les baisers (episode 2 "Baiser de Judas")
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Other Works:

Bertrand is responsible for the French translation of the autobiographies of Michael Powell. The first, "Une vie dans le cinema" has been published. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 10 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Sarah Thibau  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

My characters are not completely heroic characters. Michael Powell told me that he liked films where the hero is wrong in three or four scenes but without the author of the film pointing them out. I adore that! To have somebody making mistakes. That's something that exists in all the films - whether the man is a cop or a tenor saxophonist. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Nils Tavernier and Tiffany Tavernier with Colo Tavernier. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Isabelle Huppert and Philippe Torreton See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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