Bertrand Tavernier

Born:  April 25, 1941, Lyon, France

Died:  March 25, 2021, Sainte-Maxime, France


1964:  Les Baisers, Chance At Love

1974:  The Watchmaker of St. Paul

1975:  Let Joy Reign Supreme

1976:  The Judge and the Assassin

1977:  Spoiled Children

1980:  Death Watch, A Week’s Holiday

1981:  Coup De Torchon

1983:  Mississippi Blues

1984:  A Sunday In The Country

1986:  ‘Round Midnight

1987:  Beatrice

1989:  Life and Nothing But

1990:  These Foolish Things

1991:  Lest We Forget

1992:  La Guerre Sans Nom, L.627

1994:  La Fille d’Artagnan

1995:  Fresh Bait

1996:  Captain Conan

1999:  It All Starts Today

2001:  Histoires de Vies Brisees: Les ‘Double peine’ de Lyon

2002:  Safe Conduct

2004:  Holy Lola

2009:  In the Electric Mist

2010:  The Princess of Montpensier

2013:  The French Minister

2016:  Journey Through French Cinema


Berlin Film Festival:  Special Jury Prize, The Watchmaker of St. Paul; Golden Bear, Fresh Bait (1995); Honourable Mention, It All Starts Today (1999)
Nominations:  In Competition, Death Watch (1980); Safe Conduct (2002); In The Electric Mist (2009)

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Best Director, A Sunday In The Country (1984)
Nominations:  In Competition, A Week’s Holiday (1980); These Foolish Things (1990); The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

European Film Award:  Special Prize of the Jury, Life and Nothing But (1989)

Venice Film Festival Award:  Career Golden Lion (2015)
Nominations:  In Competition, ‘Round Midnight (1986); L. 627 (1992)


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