Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast, his knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustible and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville to now overlooked and forgotten figures like Edmund T. Gréville and Guy Gilles, and his observations and reminiscences are never less than penetrating and always deeply personal.
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|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000)
|All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,901-10,000)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,401-15,500)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800)
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||June 23rd, 2017 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as My Journey Through French Cinema|
||August 4th, 2016 (Wide), released as Uma viagem pelo cinema francês com Bertrand Tavernier (Portugal)
May 26th, 2017 (Wide), released as Las Peliculas de mi vida por Bertrand Tavernier (Spain)
September 15th, 2017 (Wide), released as My Journey Through French Cinema (United Kingdom)
||November 21st, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as My Journey Through French Cinema|
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||Biography, Movie Maker, Movie Business, Movie Director, France, Voiceover/Narration|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
||Little Bear, Gaumont, Pathe Production, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, Sacem, Region Ile-de-France, CNC|
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November 20th, 2017
It is a slow week on the home market for two reasons. Technically it is one reason, but it is having two effects. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means the schedule is really busy and I need to keep this list short in order to save time. Also, while Thanksgiving means Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year, you don’t want to release something new into that storm of chaos. The biggest release of the week, not counting VOD releases is The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which I reviewed. As for the best release on this week’s list, I’m torn between Good Time, NEW GAME: The Complete First Season, and The Villainess. It was down to a roll of the dice, but The Villainess on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
June 28th, 2017
Two limited releases that came out this past weekend topped the previous theater average record for 2017. The Big Sick earned an average of $84,315 in five theaters, which bodes well for its planned wide expansion in a couple of weeks. The Beguiled was next with an average of $57,323 in four theaters. Both of these are well ahead of the $41,508 average Beauty and the Beast earned during its opening weekend. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Transformers: The Last Knight, which earned an average of $10,981.
June 23rd, 2017
Not many limited releases are earning any real buzz this week. The Beguiled has the best pedigree and its reviews might be good enough to help it thrive in theaters. The Bad Batch is the biggest in terms of theaters, but its box office potential is close to zero. This leaves The Big Sick as the best new release. That said, if you are not near one of the five theaters it is playing, you could always stay home and binge GLOW on Netflix. I reviewed it this week and it is worth the praise.
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