Film

Two French Masters

Those of us who follow from Australia the work of the French director Bertrand Tavernier are frustrated—with ourselves. After years of complaining that the great director’s work was not being seen theatrically in this country, when in 2014 his latest film, the political satire Quay d’Orsay, was released in “certain cinemas” we missed it—or at least I did. It’s now called The French Minister, and I was looking under the original title. I have since discovered that there were reviews in the Sydney Morning Herald and on SBS which also escaped me. Those “certain cinemas” don’t seem to have given…

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