This October, TV5MONDE have prepared a mini homage Jeanne Moreau to watch to your hearts content!
Famous for being the first French actress and sex symbol to have made the cover of Time magazine, Jeanne Moreau received a tribute from the hands of Sharon Stone in 1996, from the French Academy at the Oscars Awards. This was the highest honour awarded by the Academy for an International actress, in recognition for her oustanding contribution to cinema history.
Thanks to her many talents, she was able to work with great directors and actors such as Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michelangelo Antonioni, Brigitte Bardot, Lino Ventura, Orson Welles and François Truffaut. She was also the muse of the famous film by Truffaut, "Jules and Jim" with his interpretation of "The whirlwind of life". Her charm and screen presence will leave you breathless.
Viva Maria! - Sun 16th Oct at 8pm (GMT)
In a fictional South American country in 1907, after the death of her father - an Irish terrorist, Maria joins a travelling music-hall show…
Louis Malle set the scene in this film which is a cult classic and pairs up the two leading femme fatales of the day on stage, Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot with torn coats, an intro to the world of striptease, and a peoples revolution, a classic must-see feast of fun for the eyes.
L’étrange monsieur Steve - Sun 23rd at 8pm (GMT)
Georges Villard, a minor bank employee, is won over by Mr Steve who does him favours, treats him to the high life and introduces him to his wife
Florence, with whom he falls in love…Jeanne Moreau as you've never seen her before, adventurous and devoted to her lover in this sparkling thriller ...
Dos au mur - Sun 30th Oct at 8pm (GMT)
Jacques Decret learns his wife Gloria is having an affair with a young actor. For revenge, he bombards her with anonymous letters, convincing
her that her lover is the culprit…in this film Jeanne Moreau shows off her acting skills as a sad and traumatised character.
All films times are GMT - London time.
Khaoula S., TV5MONDE Europe
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Organised by the Positive Planet Foundation and chaired by Jacques Attali, Positive Cinema Week will take place from 17th to 24th May in Cannes, with filmmaker Costa Gavras as guest of honor.