Pierre Christin - Time-SpaceBack to the list
Directors: Philippe Lespinasse
Coproducers: France Télévisions
Language: French & English
Country of Production: France
2017 will see a double celebration: fifty years of Valérian et Laureline, the cult comic strip by Pierre Christin, and the release of the film adapted from their adventures by Luc Besson, a huge fan of the two hero space-time agents.
Tardi, Bilal, Mézières, Goetzinger, Juillard… All these great illustrators would not be what they are without Pierre Christin, scriptwriter and indefatigable worker in the shadows. The writer took inspiration from current events, the rubble of Communism, cyber criminality and conflicts of interest to invent frightening or funny, and sometimes visionary, worlds.
He also founded the Bordeaux school of journalism, where he encouraged “offensive” journalism. Endowed with piercing political clarity and devastating humor, he is an unrivalled storyteller and is now working with Luc Besson on the adaptation for the film that promises to be the most expensive in the history of French cinema.
This film provides a spotlight on a sensitive and original portrait of the writer who is known throughout the world.