Filmothèque du Quartier Latin (5th) / MK2 Bibliothèque (13th)
By honoring actress, producer, fashion model, political activist, sex symbol, and nonconformist muse... Jane Fonda, the festival has chosen to shed light on an American legend and hot tempered-actress this year.
Free-spirited, she has gone across the cinema planet in the United States as well as in Europe, magnifying it with her grace and her charisma. On top of that, this Hollywood actress has led her career with a rare independence.
Devoted student of Lee Strasberg's courses, noticed for the roles she played in films of renowned directors such as George Cukor or Edward Dmytryk, she crossed a first time the Atlantic Ocean and started a European career, notably in Love Cage (1964) by René Clément and in four films by the one who would become her husband, Roger Vandim.
Having become an international sex symbol, especially by co-starring with Marlon Brando in The Chase (1966) and Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park (1967) she successfully broke her image in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?(1968) by Sydney Pollack or her role as an endangered prostitute in Klute (1971).
Her first Oscar allowed her to set forth her ideological choices as she made people aware of her involvement against fascism, the Vietnam War and nuclear technologies. These positions temporarily moved her away from the Hollywood studios. From the 1990s onwards, she has regularly worked with them as an actress or producer.
- Retrospective of about fifteen films at the Filmothèque
- Masterclass with Jane Fonda, moderated by Fabrice Leclerc (Studio Ciné Live's editor-in-chief) on Saturday, July 3 at 5.30 pm at the Filmothèque. Registration is closed.
- Screening of Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? at the Filmotheque in attendance on Saturday, July 3 at 7.30 pm
- Screening of Alan J. Pakula's Klute at the MK2 Bibliothèque in attendance on Sunday, July 4 at 7.30 pm
Masterclass with Jane Fonda
moderated by Fabrice Leclerc
(Studio Ciné Live's editor-in-chief)