Journey Through French Cinema 12A (S)

A Journey Through French Cinema


0117 927 5100

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Date Times
Sun 24 Sept 16:30
Mon 25 Sept 17:10
Tue 26 Sept 17:10
Wed 27 Sept 17:10
Thu 28 Sept 17:10
  • Screenings before 16:00: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions
  • Screenings after 16:00: £9.00 full / £6.50 concessions
  • Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £4.50

Celebrated French director Bertrand Tavernier, known for films rich in cultural and social commentary (Round Midnight, The Clockmaker), invites us on an insightful and entertaining voyage through his country's cinema.

Tavernier is matched only by Scorsese for his enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge of cinema, brought to life through a selection of wonderful clips that he comments on with historical insight and aesthetic precision.

Starting from the earliest films seen as a budding cinephile to his own work as a filmmaker and personal connections, he expertly leads you through the legendary (Renoir), iconic (Godard) and cult (Melville) auteurs to sadly much forgotten figures (such as Jacques Becker) from the 1930s through to the 1970s.

There are plenty of treats including a behind the scenes audio clip of an explosive argument between Jean-Paul Belmondo and Melville and an appearance from Cannes Film Festival and Lumière Institute head honcho Thierry Frémaux.

  • The screening of Journey Through French Cinema on Tue 26 Sep is part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.