This year’s Toute la mémoire du monde, the ninth edition of the festival dedicated to restored films, will have Carole Bouquet as its Godmother and Béla Tarr as the Guest of Honour. The festival will take place from March 30th to April 3rd.
Carole Bouquet will be on stage to talk about the films that are dear to her, Trop belle pour toi, Grosse fatigue, Travaux, but also about her incandescent work in Double Messieurs by her dear friend, Jean-François Stévenin.
The festival will pay a tribute to Béla Tarr during the Festival, an opportunity to review his monoliths, carved since the early 90s, including the impressive Sátántangó , but also to discover the hidden side of his filmography, his pre-glory films, striking portraits in colors of the Hungarian youth and working class.
Toute la mémoire du monde offers a vast selection of prestigious restorations, a unique opportunity to see again in exceptional conditions films as fundamental as Accattone, The Golden Age, Psychosis, The Rules of the Game or Truths and Lies. The festival will showcase rare works long hidden in the folds of history: As Tears Go By, Wong Kar-Wai‘s first feature film, Maddalena, sublimely set to music by Ennio Morricone, or Les Apaches by Dmitri Gaziadis. The festival will pay tribute to Isabelle Weingarten, Melvin Van Peebles, Peter Bogdanovich and Tonie Marshall, by showing some of their finest films on the big screen. Toute la mémoire du monde will help us get to know unknown filmmakers, the avant-garde Gustav Deutsch and Yuzo Kawashima, a pioneering director of the Japanese new wave. In conclusion the festival will showcase a selection of feature films from Deutsche Kinemathek and a selection of gems from Cinémathèque Française and from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Turin.
For more information, visit the Cinémathèque Française’s website.