Christopher Nolan, the Méliès of modern times decrypted on Canal +

After the first broadcast of Tenet, Thibaut Bertrand analyzes, at 11:30 p.m., the filmmaker’s work and obsessions.

The first broadcast of Tenet on Canal + offers the young documentary maker Thibaut Bertrand the opportunity to unravel the enigma of a director who maintains the mystery around his life and his creation. Happy initiative. But not the easiest of challenges. The more so as the Anglo-American filmmaker is the great absentee ofApocalypse Nolan, produced by the excellent Guillaume Lebeau. Did he refuse to answer the documentary’s questions? Let’s say that with the pandemic, all forms of communication and filming have been made complex. Nevertheless, here is the opportunity to dive back into the fascinating matrix of the eleven films of Christopher Nolan.

First and foremost, this film looks back on the release of Tenet. At the end of August 2020, this apocalyptic blockbuster, with its reversed time sequences, carried the insane hope of saving world cinema by bringing spectators back to theaters. Unfortunately, the second wave of the epidemic soon condemned people to stay at home.

Disturbing strangeness

The speakers of the documentary note

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