Programme

Special Guest

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh’s cinema explores the unembellished everyday lives of ordinary people like us, our neighbours or our ancestors. A portrait filmmaker depicting the idiosyncrasies of our societies, he is a master of the art of mixing humour and solemnity to best illustrate the complexity of destinies when faced with the tribulations of life and hit by circumstances that are beyond their control. His latest film, Peterloo, retraces a revolutionary incident and its bloody repression in the England of the 19th century, and takes us on a dizzying journey into the making of democracy, its difficulties and its fragility. 
It is the first time that Mike Leigh directly approaches the theme of conflict and questions the ratio of power between words and weapons. From Naked to Mr Turner to Secrets and Lies, the numerous and prestigious awards he has received during his career (including a number of acting awards in Cannes), demonstrate Mike Leigh’s passion for the actors who so fervently personify his characters. In Peterloo we find all that makes Mike Leigh one of the most passionate European filmmakers of our time, in a glowing fresco that intensely questions our world through the prism of an incident two centuries-old. Mike Leigh will present an avant-premiere of the film at WoS, along with a masterclass on the way he approaches his subjects and the power of cinema to decipher the world. 
 
 
 

 

Bertrand Tavernier

Les guerres traversent nombre des films de Bertrand Tavernier, et non des moindres. Un grand Seigneur brisé par la guerre au XIVème siècle dans La Passion Béatrice, la Grande Guerre se prolongeant dans les Balkans avec Capitaine Conan et dans les cimetières avec La Vie et rien d’autre, la difficile expérience d’un tournage sous l'Occupation dans Laissez-passer, sans parler de La Princesse de Montpensier et de La Fille de d’Artagnan au XVIIème siècle ou encore de La Guerre sans nom sur l’Algérie. Bertrand Tavernier montre et interroge ces hommes et ces femmes -toujours incarnés par de magnifiques acteurs- pris dans les tourments de l'Histoire.

Il présentera l'un de ses films mais également plusieurs autres films programmés dans les rétrospectives et focus. Un masterclass lui sera également dédiée où il présentera sa vie de cinéaste et de cinéphile.

La Guerre vue par ... Bertrand Tavernier
Masterclass avec Bertrand Tavernier

Powered by FestiCiné