Cinema reaches newer heights, says Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier  

For French director visiting India is a dream come true

Bertrand Tavernier, French film-maker best known for his new-age cinema, said that emerging world cinema has brought cultures together.

The veteran filmmaker, who received the Lifetime Achievement award at the opening ceremony of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Wednesday, was interacting with presspersons here on Thursday on the emergence of world cinema.

“The cinema of the world is going through a revolution and this has brought in sweeping changes into filmmaking today. While we see an emergence of new talents across the world, it is newer experimentation in storytelling and genres of technicalities that has taken the world cinema to newer heights,” he said.

Interacting with the audiences about the nuances of French cinema, BAFTA award-winner for Life and Nothing But shared his experiences on being in India and acknowledged that India had produced some great cinematic talents and given filmmakers who had changed the way the world looked at cinema.

He said that coming to India was a dream come true.

India was always close to his heart and he would like to work with something interesting in India, if opportunity came his way.

Shankar Mohan, IFFI Director, said: “We are proud to have a filmmaker of the stature of Bertrand Tavernier with us and have learnt a lot from his style of filmmaking. He has paved a new way for world cinema and has brought a great deal of expertise to the field.”

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