The actress playing an actress
At seventy-two, British actress Jacqueline Bisset is celebrating over 50 years of moviemaking, including films with directors George Cukor, John Huston, and François Truffaut. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival honors Bisset with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 22. The fest also screens two films in which she plays, of all things, an actress: Truffaut’s comedic love poem to movies, Day for Night (1973), and a spoof, The Last Film Festival (2016). While preparing for a role, “You have to learn to forget about yourself to a large degree,” Bisset told Pasatiempo. But Jacqueline, how could we ever forget you? On the cover is an image of the actress in the late 1960s.