Jeanne Moreau, filmmaker: an inspiring and inspired actress behind the camera

Intense roles and decisive collaborations: François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim, Michelangelo Antonioni, Joseph Losey and so many others… Jeanne Moreau began in the theater by playing opposite Jean Vilar at the Comédie Française, before turning to cinema. Muse of the New Wave, the unforgettable Catherine in Jules et Jim (1962) was also a singer and filmmaker.

Lumière, The adolescent, Lilian Gish. The freest actress in French cinema wrote and directed three films between 1976 and 1983. Lumière tells the story of four actress friends who take stock of their careers as well as their lives as women.

Next, it It is through the point of view of Marie (Laeticia Chauveau), a young 12-year-old girl, that the director explores the first emotions of puberty. The adolescent girl with Simone Signoret takes place in a small country village in the summer of 1939.

The last film is a documentary dedicated to the immense icon of American silent cinema Lilian Gish. A striking portrait-tribute in which the former star looks back on his beginnings in 1913 until his consecration with Birth of a Nation by DW Griffith, considered the first Hollywood blockbuster.

Three films restored in 4K or HD to rediscover via the Jeanne Moreau box set, filmmaker announced in limited Collector 2 Blu-Ray or 3 DVD on December 5 at Carlotta at the indicative price of €40 (VF/ VO DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 with French subtitles, in image formats 1.66 and 1.33), accompanied by an 80-page booklet illustrated with unpublished photos from the films and written by Jeanne Moreau's official photographer-biographer, Jean -Claude Moireau.

As a bonus on Lumière

• Meeting with Jeanne Moreau and her actresses: For the cinema: filming of Lumière (13 minutes)

• Original trailer for the film

As a bonus on L'adolescente

• 17-minute report, Little story of our stars: Jeanne Moreau, on the set of the film with the director, Simone Signoret and the cinematographer Pierre Gautard

• Ciné-Regards: There is Jeanne (15 minutes) in which Jeanne Moreau confides in her choices of actors and the location of the filming

• Village hall: cinema (5 minutes) where we find her in full montage to tell us about her dual role as actress-director

As a bonus on Lilian Gish

• Long live cinema! : Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles (31 minutes), document in which Lilian Gish invites us to an exceptional one-on-one dinner with Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles

• Interview with Clint Eastwood, then president of the Jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 (22 minutes)

• Trailer for the retrospective Jeanne Moreau, filmmaker.