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.
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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
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