The films of Bertrand Tavernier are suffused with his love for cinema. In addition to being one of France’s foremost auteurs, Tavernier was also a film critic and historian who drew from his deep knowledge of classic French and American cinema to create his own uniquely absorbing, finely wrought works. Though his films span a wide variety of genres—from the politically charged crime thriller THE CLOCKMAKER OF ST. PAUL to the sci-fi cult classic DEATH WATCH to the darkly comic neonoir COUP DE TORCHON to the bittersweet family portrait DADDY NOSTALGIA—each displays the exceptional craftsmanship, rigorous intelligence, and profound humanist and moral themes that made him one of the leading lights of Gallic cinema for over four decades.
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1990 • France
Starring Dirk Bogarde, Jane Birkin, Odette Laure
Dirk Bogarde delivers a spirited final screen performance opposite Jane Birkin in this poignant and perceptive tale about the regrets that mark a lifetime. As a father to his screenwriter daughter Car...