This Thursday, October 14 at 9:05 p.m., France 3 pays tribute to Yves Montand and broadcasts Montand is ours, documentary event not to be missed. We tell you why!
For some, he will remain the irreplaceable interpreter of Dead leaves ; for others, the impetuous character of Caesar and Rosalie in Claude Sautet’s film… Yves Montand was all that, as good a singer as an actor. On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the documentary Montand is ours, broadcast this Thursday, October 14 at 9:05 p.m. on France 3, traces the journey of the Italian immigrant who marked the cultural history of France. We tell you why you should not miss it …
Montand is ours : unpublished images of Yves Montand and Simone Signoret
Montand is ours makes us rediscover rare images of the couple Yves Montand – Simone Signoret. Director Yves Jeuland reveals: “There are magnificent shots of Montand and Simone Signoret in Saint-Paul de Vence, in 1950, just after their meeting. Montand is already playing pétanque on the square … We also see unreleased rushes of a militant short film from 1955, a little treasure“. We also find the images of the tour of the couple in the USSR:”They are unique in this quality. They have been recently restored. And no one had yet released the extract of the Russian song composed to the glory of Yves Montand“.
Montand is ours, a documentary unveiled in Cannes
Before its broadcast on television, the documentary by Yves Jeuland and Vincent Josse climbed the steps in Cannes. He was part of the official selection of the last Cannes film festival, in the Cannes Classics category. Created in 2004, this section of the Festival presents old films in restored copies as well as recent docs on films and film personalities.
The sentimental life of Yves Montand discussed in Montand is ours
Montand is ours also looks back on the personal life of Valentin Montand’s father. The opportunity to remember her love affair with Édith Piaf, “the first one” according to Yves Montand, to which he owes his film debut and which will inspire Life in pink to the Kid. We also come back to the mythical couple that he will form with Simone Signoret, their political commitments and the romance of the actor who put their duo at risk in 1960… That year, Yves Montand indeed meets Marilyn Monroe on a Hollywood stage and does not resist its charm. Their affair made the headlines of the tabloid press, devoting the actor as the french lover of the time.