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Retrospective of French Filmmaker Becker

Four films of Jean Becker, the famous French filmmaker will be screened in the “Retrospective” section of the International Film Festival of India, this year. Jean Becker is well known as a director, screen writer and also an actor and his brother Etienne Becker is also a renowned cinematographer while their father Jacques was also an acclaimed film maker.

The retrospective will open with Becker’s film L’été meurtrier (One Deadly Summer), a film he made after taking a break of close to twenty years. In 1961 Becker made his first film Un nommé La Rocca (A Man Named Rocca) followed by three films including Tender voyou (Tnder Scoundrel) (1966), that were critically and commercially successful.

He returned to cinema after a 20 year gap with L’été meurtrier (One Deadly Summer) which went on to become a massive success. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes and also got four Cesars (1984). The lead actress Isabelle Adjani won the César, for her depiction of a vengeful woman in the movie.
Becker’s other films including Elisa (1995), Dialogue avec mon jardinière (Conversation with My Gardener) (2007) and Deux jours à tuer (Love me No More) (2008) will also be screened during the festival beginning from November 22.


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