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Belmondo l'incorrigible

North American Premiere

Belmondo l’incorrigible

François Lévy-Kuentz

France | 2022 | 1 h 36 min
We think we know everything about the emblematic Frenchie” with his 90 films and 160 million viewers worldwide. However, as through his entire life he alternated among cinéma d’auteur, the new wave of Godard, Chabrol, and Truffaut, and the popular cinema of Verneuil, de Broca, Audiard, and Lautner, Belmondo remains an enigma. This documentary, made with archives, sketches the portrait of an exalted man who had only one obsession: to entertain all his audiences. In movie after movie, Belmondo has fun and gives us a fabulous lesson in life: to know how to enjoy each day and dare everything, playing as he lived, at a thousand miles an hour.
Director François Lévy-Kuentz
Coauthor Stéphan Lévy-Kuentz, François Lévy-Kuentz, Charlie Buffet
Archive Videos Blumenfeld Schölnberger, Mélissa Dubois
Production Salomé Denise, Elsa Mane, Violaine Jourdan-Poulenard, Marie-Sophie Gandy, Moh Faci, Mélissa Dubois, Thibaut Camurat, Loïc Bouchet, Pauline Bataille, Lionel Arnould
Production Manager Renaud Peronne
Editing Téfy Ratsaralafy, Clara Paumé, Christine Marier, Lucie Jego, Maud Fournier, Bertrand Collard
Colorization Tess Roelofsen, Alexandre Mory, Abou Bakr Essedik, Samuel François-Steininger, Manon Godoc
Voice Emmanuel Curtil
Sound mixing Vincent Mauduit
Graphic Creation Anne Caminade, Jérôme Letue
Other Guillermo Fernandez, Aurélia Rétali, Camille Mahé, Sophie Krykwinski, Serge Kochyne, Robin Jean

In Partnership with


• Théâtre Outremont
Saturday, march 18, 2023, 05:30 p.m. — 07:15 p.m.


François Lévy-Kuentz

François Lévy-Kuentz

For more than 25 years, François Lévy-Kuentz has devoted most of his work as a documentary filmmaker to films on art, with monographs on artists such as Pascin, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, Yves Klein, Salvador Dali, Piet Mondrian, and Alexander Calder, as well as films on pictorial movements: Le Scandale Impressionniste, Quand l’art prend le pouvoir, and La face cachée de l’art américain. These documentaries, which have won awards at numerous international festivals, have been the subject of several retrospectives in the Brussels, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Jerusalem film archives. François Lévy-Kuentz was made a Chevalier de Arts et des Lettres in 2014.
Jean-Paul Belmondo is for him an enigma that has fascinated him for so many years and that he had to uncover. François Lévy-Kuentz has uncovered Belmondo and his ethics of distraction”, an original and iconoclastic look at one of the sacred monsters of cinema.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Maya dans l’Œil de Pablo (2022)
Un Eté à la Garoupe (2020)
Cocteau/​Al Brown, Le Poète Et Le Boxeur (2018)
La Face Cachée De L’Art Américain (2017)

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