La Transversale

Character actors and actresses

In Hollywood, they are called ‘’character actors’’, but in French, there is no specific expression for the people embodying those iconic parts. From Thelma Ritter in Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953), Laura Betti in the Mario Bava films, Michael Lonsdale in Stolen Kisses (François Truffaut, 1968) to Warren Oates, Udo Kier, Michel Vuillermoz and Jean-Christophe Bouvet, the best actors and actresses used their talent and body to play those parts that constantly question the norms of society. La Transversale displays more than twenty films presented by exclusive guests, a carte blanche given to Bernard Eisenschitz to show silent films, and a John Cazale retrospective with screenings of the six films he starred in, from The Godfather to The Deer Hunter.

 

In collaboration with Mathieu Macheret.

Trouble in Paradise

Ernst Lubitsch

1932
1h23
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The Black Cat

Edgar G. Ulmer

1934
1h05
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Woman Racket

Robert Siodmak

1937
1h40
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The Big Heat

Fritz Lang

1953
1h29
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Pickup on South Street

Samantha Fuller

1953
1h20
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Stolen Kisses

François Truffaut

1968
1h30
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Two-Lane Blacktop

Monte Hellman

1971
1h42
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The Big Feast

Marco Ferreri

1973
2h10
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The Phantom of Liberty

Luis Buñuel

1974
1h43
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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Robert Altman

1971
2h00
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Under Satan's Sun

Maurice Pialat

1987
1h43
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My Own Private Idaho

Gus Van Sant

1991
1h42
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The Big Lebowski

Joel Coen

1998
1h59
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Wild Grass

Alain Resnais

2009
1h44
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Holy Motors

Leos Carax

2012
1h56
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Knife + Heart

Yann Gonzalez

2018
1h42
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The American Way

Marvin Starkman

1962
10'
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The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola

1972
2h55
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The Godfather: Part II

Francis Ford Coppola

1974
3h20
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The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola

1974
1h53
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Dog Day Afternoon

Sidney Lumet

1975
2h04
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The Deer Hunter

Michael Cimino

1978
3h03
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Films in the Retrospective