The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

John Ford, l'homme qui inventa l'Amérique

France | 2018 | 54 min
Cinematography: Alberto Marquart, Olivier Raffet
Graphic creation: Thomas Fage
Sound mixing: Charles Van der Elst
Editing: Pascal Ariel, Jean-Baptiste Morin
Music: Jean-Christophe Klotz
Translation: Mark Kessler, Jedediah Sklower
Director: Jean-Christophe Klotz


North American Premiere

Both a storyteller and a builder of the American legend, John Ford was much more than a director of westerns – a role with which he is often identified. In his 50-year career, during which he made almost 150 remarkable movies, Ford, who still holds the record for most Oscars for direction, was determined to set the great American novel to film, going beyond legend to reveal its flaws. Against a background of desert landscapes and featuring a wide variety of interviewees, this interesting documentary depicts the impressive career and colossal body of work of the enigmatic director. A magnificent journey into the world of the man who shaped the legend of the West.


Jean-Christophe Klotz

Filmography | Agatha Christie vs Hercule Poirot – Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd? (2016); L'argent, le sang et la démocratie – A propos de l'affaire Karachi (2013); Les routes de la terreur (2010); Kigali, des images contre un massacre (2006)

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