Death of Jean-Paul Belmondo: “It’s funny to talk about it in the past”, reacts the founder of the CinéComédies festival

Jean-Paul Belmondo died on Monday at the age of 88 in Paris. The actor will be in the spotlight at the CinéComédies festival from September 29 to October 4, in Lille. Objects worn by “Bebel” will be exhibited in particular.

It’s funny to talk about it in the past tense“, declared Monday, September 6 on franceinfo the journalist and founder of Jérémie Imbert, after the death of Jean-Paul Belmondo.

The actor’s death comes as the fourth edition of the CinéComédies festival, from September 29 to October 3 in Lille, will be dedicated to Jean-Paul Belmondo.

“It hurts us a lot. It is an exhibition and a tribute that was planned for a long time.”

Jeremiah Imbert


For Jérémie Imbert, Jean-Paul Belmondo was “more than an actor” who “was able to play anything. He was the leaping character, that everyone loves, from 7 to 77 years old, and even younger and older still.

“It’s The Magnificent, it’s perpetual movement, it’s all the rhythm of comedy that he has been able to infuse through his particular gestures and his sense of comic timing”.

Jeremiah Imbert


According to the reporter, “many actors were inspired by Belmondo“. He thinks “obviously to Jean Dujardin who also has the ability to go towards risky projects, such as I feel good by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern who will be our guests of honor.

The event, entirely dedicated to comedy, will present “part of the filmography“by Jean-Paul Belmondo,”in particular The tribulations of a ‘Chinese in China’ by Philippe de Broca, and ‘Le Cerveau’ by Gérard Oury“, explains Jérémie Imbert.” Ohas chosen to show the diversity of Jean-Paul Belmondo through comedies. “

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An exhibition dedicated to the actor will also be presented. “We will have objects worn by Belmondo and INA archives, in particular the making of the filming of the helicopter sequence in Le Guignolo.

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