My Journey through French Cinema

French Title: Voyage à travers le cinéma Français
Genre: Documentary
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Length: 190 min
Country: France
Release: CT Premiere
Select Awards: Lumière Awards Winner: Best Documentary; César Awards Nomination: Best Documentary; New York Film Festival: Official Selection; Cannes Classics: Official Selection

Friday, March 31 at 10:45am (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT)
Saturday, April 1 at 2:30pm (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT) with Cocktail Interlude

Bertrand Tavernier’s personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures such as Renoir, Becker, Vigo, Truffaut, and many more. Inspired by Martin Scorsese’s Personal Journey through American Movies, Tavernier explores Gallic cinema from the 1930’s through the early 1970’s in this ambitious and fascinating documentary. As Tavernier would say, “Memory warms us: this film is a bit of coal for winter nights.”


“Essential viewing for cinephiles and francophiles alike.”

– The Hollywood Reporter

“Outstanding and highly intelligent.”

– Martin Scorsese


PRESENTER: Larry Kardish
Over 44 years Laurence Kardish organized over one thousand moving-image exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema at New York’s The Museum of Modern Art where he was Senior Curator of Film. In 1988 Kardish curated the first retrospective in the U.S. of Bertrand Tavernier when the artist was in early mid-career. Kardish also organized retrospectives of other French filmmakers and actors such as Claude Chabrol, Louis Malle, Isabelle Huppert, Agnès Varda, to name a few, and for Gaumont’s 100th Anniversary he developed a major film series that travelled
the U.S.