Who is Bertrand Tavernier? Bertrand Tavernier Bio/Wiki
Bertrand Tavernier was a director, actor, screenwriter, and producer from France. He was born on 25 April 1941 in Lyon, France.
Bertrand Tavernier, the conscience of French cinema, was unafraid to lose friends late in life as he turned on the political left.
He was 79 years old.
Colo Tavernier was the wife of Bertrand Tavernier.
She is a screenwriter and her full name is Claudine (Colo) O’Hagen.
They are the parents of two children. Nils Tavernier who was born on September 1, 1965, their son, is a director and actor.
Tiffany Tavernier who was born in 1967, their daughter, is a novelist, screenwriter, and assistant director.
That film marked the start of a five-film partnership with actor Philippe Noiret, which included Que La Fête Commence (Let Joy Reign Supreme), 1976’s Le Juge Et L’Assassin (The Judge And The Assassin), 1981’s Coup De Torchon, 1989’s La Vie Et Rien D’Autre (Life And Nothing But), and 1994’s La Fille D’Artagnan (Revenge Of The Musketeers).
Tavernier’s films have received numerous awards, including the Berlin Golden Bear in 1995 for L’Appat (The Bait), a BAFTA for Life And Nothing But, the Cannes Best Director prize in 1984 for A Sunday In The Country, and a slew of Césars.
Round Midnight, his jazz film from 1986, was nominated for two Academy Awards and won for Herbie Hancock’s original score.
Tavernier was the president of France’s Lumière Institute in Lyon, which confirmed the news of Tavernier’s death.
The organization tweeted: “With his wife Sarah, his children Nils and Tiffany and his grandchildren, the Lumière Institute and Thierry Frémaux are saddened and pained to inform you of the disappearance, today, of Bertrand Tavernier.”
The cause of death has yet to be identified.
RIP to director, scholar and passionate cinephile Bertrand Tavernier. Here on set of one of the great Jim Thompson adaptations, Coup de Torchon. His 2016 Voyage Through French Cinema is a peerless survey of one of the great national cinemas. The guy made a lot of great films. pic.twitter.com/KpbDjruG99
— Little White Lies (@LWLies) March 25, 2021
UniFrance mourns veteran director #BertrandTavernier, who passed away at 79. Warm-heartedly passionate about film, history, music and society, he analyzed all of those on over 25 films, features and docs, winning 4 César awards and worldwide acclaim. A sad day for #FrenchCinema pic.twitter.com/BQOgeVfg6U
— UniFrance (@uniFrance) March 25, 2021
RIP Bertrand Tavernier. What an artist, what an unbelievable, diverse career. Round Midnight will always hold a very special place in my heart. pic.twitter.com/QdBI5lKqpr
— Ashley Clark (@_Ash_Clark) March 25, 2021
Bertrand Tavernier, director (THE CLOCKMAKER, LIFE AND NOTHING BUT, THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER), programmer, critic, and scholar, has died. He was 79.@lemondefr — https://t.co/55SKCHv5TU pic.twitter.com/sWXGspxGwS
— The Daily (@CriterionDaily) March 25, 2021