Trintignant at the New York Film Forum
Wednesday, 12th Dec 2012
New York's Film Forum independent cinema has curated a special two week programme, paying tribute to the films of actor Jean-Louis Trintignant. The showcase features nineteen examples from the actor's expansive body of work, including his performance opposite Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim's 1956 classic: And God Created Woman.
Though Trintignant's early roles often saw him cast as the romantic lead, his on-screen persona has since been defined by his performances as cool, detached assassins. The actor's thoughtful and enigmatic characterisations made him popular with acclaimed French New Wave directors such as Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, as well as a starring role in Italian master Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1971). The two-week season culminates with the opening of Trintignant's latest film, the Palme d'Or winning Amour by Michael Haneke.