Denis Podalydès


01 August 2024

Thursday 1st of August 2024 at 8.30 pm.

As part of the Festival of Words, come and listen to Denis Podalydès read “The Man Who Planted Trees” by Jean Giono.


Denis Podalydès is a French actor, director, screenwriter and writer, born April 22, 1963 in Versailles, member of the Comédie-Française since 2000. In addition to television films and short films, Denis Podalydès participates in around a hundred films. He co-wrote and played in most of his brother Bruno's films including "Versailles-Rive Gauche", "God Only Me Sees", "Liberté-Oléron", "Adieu Berthe". He has filmed, among others, with Arnaud Desplechin in “Comment je s’argument” (my sexual life), “Ducastel” and Martineau in “Jeanne et le boy formidable”, Diane Kurys in “Les Enfants du siècle”, “Sagan” and “For a Woman”, Raoul Ruiz in “Comedy of Innocence”, François Dupeyron in “The Officers' Room”, Bertrand Tavernier in Passer, Emmanuel Bourdieu in “Vert Paradis and Drumont, story of a French anti-Semite” , Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in “It's easier for a camel…”, Yves Angelo in “Les Âmes grises”, Michael Haneke in “Caché”, Laetitia Masson in “Guilty”, Alain Resnais in “You haven't seen anything yet », Xavier Durringer in “La Conquêt”e, Christophe Honoré in “Plaire, amour et cours vite”.

He received the Molière for theatrical revelation in 1999 for his role in “Le Revizor” and the Molière for the director of “Cyrano de Bergerac”.


A student of Alexandre Lagoya, Laurent Blanquart is a major figure in today's classical guitar. Unanimously first prize of the CNSM of Paris where he taught for many years, he performs in many countries in both chamber music and symphonic music.

Reading “THE MAN WHO PLANT TREES” by Jean Giono:
In Provence, in an arid and wild region, a solitary shepherd plants thousands of trees. Over the years, the once bare hills turn green again and the deserted villages come back to life. This is the story of Elzéard Bouffier, the silent, the stubborn, the one who reconciles man and nature.
Jean Giono introduces us to a wonderful adventure full of tenderness and generosity.
A moving portrait and a hymn to nature that has traveled the world.