Albert Camus : la tragédie du bonheur Série-Collection : Un siècle d'écrivains

Joël Calmettes
1999 - 52 min - Betacam SP - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

"When, two years ago, Bernard Rapp asked me to make a film about Camus for his "Un siècle d'écrivains" series, I didn't hesitate for a moment. I'd long pondered the approach I would take to pay off the debt I had towards a man who was a protective elder before considering me a friend, and whom I admired even before he became a mentor.
(...) There is virtually no country today where his work has not been translated, and the young people of many nations consider him not as a intellectual guide but as a role model in whom they recognised their own instincts, preoccupations and problems. I lived moments of intense happiness with Camus. I saw how, more than others, he paid the price. And in the end, I think that if I insisted on being present in this film, it was probably to stress how much, with Camus, the quest for happiness was inseparable from the tragedy of his life."(Joël Calmettes)

Author-Director : Joël Calmettes
Author : Jean Daniel
Delegate Producer : CKF productions
Co-producer : IMEC (Institut Mémoires de l'édition contemporaine)
Broadcasting Co-producer : France 3


Distributor : Chiloé Productions
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
Circulation-Consultation : BPI (Bibliothèque publique d'information)