Montpensier 3 - Bertrand Tavernier

My first post about Princess of Montpensier outlined the story. In the second post I spoke to the cinematographer, Bruno de Keyzer, focusing on 3 scenes from the movie. In this post I present a video interview that I shot with the director, Bertrand Tavernier, also discussing one of those scenes.

In the scene that Tavernier refers to, the young heroine, Marie, interrupts a Latin class with her tutor to tell him that she wants to learn how to write, a rare skill for women of the time.

+++

Tavernier starts by discussing the FAST DOLLY IN  to Marie as she tells her tutor: "I want to write"

+++

Tavernier also mentions that he went to REVERSE SHOTS to underline the conflict between the 2 characters, but that his reverses are never symmetrical:

+++

Director Bertrand Tavernier evokes camera movement, the camera as a character, and the use of music.

watch on YouTube

+++

LINKS

Bertrand Tavernier on imdb

An illustrated filmography of Tavernier

Tavernier makes a reference to John Wayne in The Searchers by one of his favorite directors, John Ford

+++

thefilmbook

PART 1: Princess of Montpensier - The Story

PART 2: Princess of Montpensier - The cinematographer, Bruno de Keyzer, BSC

PART 3: Princess of Montpensier The director Bertrand Tavernier

+++

Video of Bertrand Tavernier shot & edited by Benjamin B

Images courtesy of IFC Films & Fredell Pogodin

+++

Comments

Subscribe Today

Act now to receive 12 issues of the award-winning AC magazine — the world’s finest cinematography resource.

Print Edition   Digital Edition
December 2019 AC Magazine Cover November 2019 AC Magazine Cover October 2019 AC Magazine Cover