Antoine de Baecque in Toronto - Dec 11-15, 2014 [fr]
Lauded film historian, film critic and former editor of Cahiers du Cinéma, Antoine de Baecque will be in Toronto on December 11-15, 2014.
As part of the second part of a comprehensive retrospective of the work of legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard at TIFF Bell Lightbox (October - December 22, 2014), Antoine de Baecque will introduce, on December 13 at 3:30PM, the third programme of Godard’s short films, featuring seven works from Godard’s incredibly prolific last decade.
Antoine de Baecque will also present a programme that pairs Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville’s MoMA-commissioned The Old Place with Xavier Lukomski’s The Bridge on the Drina on December 14 at 3:30PM.
Antoine de Baecque will also hold a conference about the WWI through cinema at the Alliance française de Toronto on December 11 at 7PM.
He will present 6 films :
Verdun, visions d’histoire, by Léon Poirier, 1928
Une page de gloire, by Léonce Perret, 1915
Cœurs du monde (Hearts of the World), by D. W. Griffith, 1918
La Grande Parade (The Big Parade), by King Vidor, 1925
Charlot Soldat (Shoulder Arms), by Charles Chaplin, 1918
J’accuse, by Abel Gance, 1919 version
Antoine de Baecque is a French historian, film critic, and professor of cinema history at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He was Editor in Chief of Cahiers du Cinéma (1997 – 1999). He is the author of a two-volume history of the Cahiers du Cinéma and has written several biographies on François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and Eric Romher. He worked on the documentary feature Deux de la vague, about the friendship between Truffaut and Godard.