The filmmaker canceled his visit to the Marathon des mots for two novels, “Fragile des bronches” and “Les valseuses”. But “Beau-père” will be well screened at the Cinémathèque in tribute to Patrick Dewaere.
We were happy to find Bertrand Blier in Toulouse, 9 years after the retrospective offered to him by the Cinémathèque. The ace ! The director announced last night that he could not make the trip, “for health reasons”.
Nevertheless, specify the Marathon des mots, the screening of “Beau-père” on Friday June 24, and the reading of “Valseuses” on Saturday 25 are maintained. We will therefore be able to see a film from 1981, wrongly unloved when it places itself far from scandal, in the registers of tenderness and melancholy and gives Patrick Dewaere one of his most moving roles. We are also impatiently waiting to see (to hear) how Maxime Taffanel is going to bring the burned book back to life, published in 1972 before becoming a cult film. A book that is both “brutal and refined”, with a communicative verve” (according to Eric Neuhoff) that Seghers has the excellent idea of republishing.
A publication that accompanies that of “Fragile des bronches”, a new novel by Bertrand Blier featuring an actor’s son who looks a lot like him.
“The writing of a novel, it happened a little in secret, in underground corridors, we had designated its author. We don’t know where it comes from but when we get down to it, what jubilant pleasure! The advantage compared to the cinema is that we have no particular objective, no commercial imperative. »
“Céline, the greatest French writer”
On the cinema side, Bertrand Blier had recognized a certain annoyance: “I have had a stock of scenarios on stand-by for years. Producers are reluctant; they wonder how the public will react. I could go there to find things to write new projects. In fact, I don’t. I don’t really like things from the past; I like looking to the future. »
In the meantime, the one who considered himself an “average reader” had told us of his impatience to delve into Celine’s unpublished work which had recently appeared. “You can’t miss Céline, she’s the greatest French writer. »