The festival Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest, which starts today, devotes one of its special sections to one of the most respected French filmmakers, Maurice Pialat, Agerpres reports. Ten of Pialat’s films, most of them quite successful with the critics and the audience, will be screened, actress Sandrine Bonnaire and producer Sylvie Pialat attending.
Maurice Pialat (1925-2003), the director with one of the most fascinating biographies in filmmaking, will be feted at the fourth edition of Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest through an extensive retrospective. This year we celebrate the tenth commemoration of the man who deeply marked French filmmaking and the careers of some actors such as Sandrine Bonnaire, Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert.
The actress whom Pialat discovered when she was 15, Sandrine Bonnaire, and the woman with whom he shared his life for 20 years, Sylvie Pialat, will speak of his films in Bucharest, in the first weekend of Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest.
The retrospective will be presented in Bucharest by Sylvie Pialat, his wife, co-scriptwriter of some of the films of the famous filmmaker and founder of the company Les Films du Worso. Early this year Sylvie Pialat donated the French Film Archives notes, scripts, manuscripts, photographs, notebooks, correspondence, posters and about 40 pictures painted by the film director. The Film Archives put them together in an exhibition titled ‘Maurice Pialat, penitre et cineaste.’
The most waited-for films of the year will be first seen starting on Friday only as part of Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest (CinemaPRO, Studio and Elvira Popescu). Tens of films that were brought from Cannes will be on till October 31, some of the most famous film directors of the present, Abdellatif Kechiche and Amat Escalante, attending. One of the most influent movie reviewers, Nick James, the editor-in-chief of the prestigious British magazine “Sight & Sound” will meet the auditors and moderate encounters with directors.
The festival is to release as well “Inside Llewyn Davis” by Coen brothers, “Like Father, Like Son”, by Kore-Eda Hirokazu or A “Touch of Sin”, directed by Jia Zhangke. A special event will be “Only Lovers Left Alive” projection, the new movie of the famous American director, Jim Jarmusch.