An Evening With Jean-Claude Carriere (feat. "Belle de Jour")

He’s scripted films by some of cinema’s most towering international directors, like those of Jean-Luc Godard (Slow Motion, Passion), Milos Forman (Taking Off, Valmont), Nagisa Oshima (Max Mon Amour), Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum), Louis Malle (Viva Maria, May Fools), Pierre Etaix (Yo Yo), Andrzej Wajda (Danton) — and Luis Buñuel, for a collaboration that lasted for six feature films. He is an Oscar winner, he’s been the president of the French state film school Le Fémis — he is the thinking man’s screenwriter. Jean-Claude is coming to Los Angeles to receive one of filmdom’s highest honors on November 8th: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Award, which is he accepting alongside Maureen O’Hara and Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki. We’re exceptionally blessed to have Jean-Claude for a two-day appearance at Cinefamily, during which he’ll discuss his extraordinary career and his many collaborators, in addition to screening two of his greatest achievements in collaboration with Buñuel. For the first night, it’s Belle de Jour, starring Catherine Deneuve as Severine, a demure housewife who leads a shocking double life — that of a high-priced prostitute.
Belle de Jour Dir. Luis Buñuel, 1968, 35mm, 101 min.

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