Bertrand Tavernier: Famous French director, 79 years old

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Bertrand Tavernier in Marrakech, December 1, 2019

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Tavernier’s work spans a wide variety of film genres

The famous French film director Bertrand Tavernier died at the age of 79.

Among his most famous films are The Clockmaker (1974), Round Midnight (1986), and Life and Nothing But (1989).

Tavernier was born in Lyon under the Nazi occupation in 1941, and his father, Rene, a writer, was active in the French Resistance.

Tavernier headed the Lumiere Institute, named after the two brothers who invented cinema. His works spanned a number of genres, from suspense films to historical dramas.



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