One of the monuments of French cinema with more than 140 films, his unique figure, voice and acting instinct revealed by Truffaut, Eustache, Mocky, Duras, Ruiz, Beauvois… A singular path that Paris Cinema IFF has chosen to trace through an exceptional tribute. Actor inattendance. His filmography, mostly dominated by supporting roles is stunning. His career begins with comedy and soon go through all genres, times, styles, from Hibernatus to India Song through James Bond; from the most popular French genre to the most challenging art-house films. Besides an unfailing loyalty to some friends filmmakers among which Jean-Pierre Mocky, Marcel Hanoun, Marguerite Duras or Joseph Losey, he is now in high demand from young filmmakers such as Bruno Podalydes or Francois Ozon while continuing to act in international productions, like Steven Spielberg’s Munich or Milos Forman’s Goya’s Ghosts.
• Meeting with Michael Lonsdale moderated by Jean Douchet, July 6th at 6 pm at the BnF | Free access
• Introduction by Michael Lonsdale of India Song by Marguerite Duras (1974), July 3rd at Le Champo