Bertrand Blier interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Bertrand Blier

Interviewed by: Jon Amiel

French writer-director Bertrand Blier (Going Places, Too Beautiful For You, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs) discusses his father’s influence on his career, his collaborations with Gerard Depardieu, and his unique rehearsal process.

Bertrand Blier recalls directing his father, beloved French character actor Bernarnd Blier in three films, including Buffet Froid in 1979.

Writer-Director Blier discusses how he creates natural sounding, but timeless dialogue both in his writing and working with actors.

Blier talks about casting Going Places (Les Valseuses), which for the first time brought together his long time collaborators Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere.