BERTRAND TAVERNIER: SIMENON AND THE SURREAL IN CRIME

Tavernier at Beaune, 2009, where In The Electric Mist won the Grand Prix

With the death of Bertrand Tavernier we have lost a master, one of the seminal presences in film for most of my lifetime. I interviewed him when he came to London in September 2008 to accept the first Master award as guest of honour at the late, lamented Crime Scene festival, which also mounted a retrospective of his (mostly) crime films at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. After we met in the ICA

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Michael Carlson

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