Bertrand Tavernier (1941 - ) is a French director, screenwriter, actor and producer.
Bertrand Tavernier, who has directed such varied films as Death Watch and A Sunday in the Country, chooses to explore diverse subjects partly because he is afraid of his natural tendency to return to the same themes and characters. On the set, Tavernier has caught himself repeating certain sequences from previous films. But he feels that despite his decision to explore different epochs and varied worlds, his central theme remains the same.
"Most of the characters that interest me are people who are preoccupied by the problems of communicating, and they are always people in crisis."
Excerpt from Through Parisian Eyes [PDF]