Jean-Louis Trintignant once said, "I’ve spent so many decades only making movies. There’s so much that I still want to do. Like, live. It’s only up to me." And after beginning his career in the mid-1950s, the iconic French actor has led some of cinema’s most remarkable films of the last half-century, from Bertoluci’s The Conformist to Kieslowski’s Three Color’s: Red to this year’s brutally heartbreaking story of love’s endurance, Michael Haneke’s Amour.
With a 14 year gap between Red and Amour, we were more thrilled than ever to see another subtly killer performance from Trintignant, who still has the ability to captivate an audience with distinct style that goes from cerebral and stoic and wildly neurotic seamlessly. And this week, the Criterion Collection has made all of their Trintignant-centric films available free to watch. So whether you’re not familiar with the work of the internationally-acclaimed actor of stage and screen or simply understand that there’s never enough Trintignant, peruse our list of films available to watch and carve out some time to enjoy these sensational classics.
Three Colors: Red, Krystof Kiewslowski (1994)
Z, Costas Gavras (1969)
My Night at Maud’s, Eric Rohmer (1969)
…And God Created Woman, Roger Vadem (1956)
Confidentally Yours, Francois Trauffaut (1983)