Laurence 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, Agnes Varda, to name a few, and for Gaumont’s 100th Anniversary he developed a major film series that travelled the U.S.For his support of French Cinema the French government made Kardish an “Officier dans les Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”. He introduced My Journey through French Cinema at FFC 2017.

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