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Films By Jacques Rivette

AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN (Jacques Rivette, 2009)
“In Rivette-land, there is no life without art and vice versa.” - Screen International ... For Kate, a broken-down car and a broken-down life both get a jump start from a chance roadside encounte… Read more

CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (Jacques Rivette, 1974)
This long film from Jacques Rivette spins a fantasy deriving from Alice in Wonderland, and from a minor tale by Henry James. Julie, a librarian, is sitting in a park in Montmartre, reading a book of … Read more

DON'T TOUCH THE AXE (Jacques Rivette, 2007)
"A masterpiece... ‘cruel ironies' doesn't even begin to describe it." - Time Out London ... The latest in Jacques Rivette's series of adaptations of Honore de Balzac's work is a dramatisation of La… Read more

HURLEVENT (Jacques Rivette, 1985)
Based on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Jacques Rivette sets a drama laced with hatred, love, revenge and depravity. Although Catherine is in love with Roch, a foundling brought up by adoptive pare… Read more

LA BELLE NOISEUSE (Jacques Rivette, 1991)
... ... No description will ever do justice to this magnificent film, a masterpiece in any­one's terms, a work which could only be a piece of cinema and nothing else, and which is one of the most… Read more

LOVE ON THE GROUND (Jacques Rivette, 1984)
LOVE ON THE GROUND (L'AMOUR PAR TERRE) is probably the most important film Rivette has made since L'AMOUR FOU. the first film in which his opposition to conventional narrative was clearly expressed. … Read more

NUN, THE (Jacques Rivette, 1966)
“Influenced by the films of Mizoguchi, Bresson, Preminger and Cocteau, The Nun qualifies as cinematic manna.” - Cinémathèque Ontario ... Jacques Rivette's magnum opus was initially banned withi… Read more

PARIS BELONGS TO US (Jacques Rivette, 1960)
The writer, Charles Peguy, once reflected that Paris belongs to those who spend the summer there preparing for the winter season. In the heat of August, and in an empty Paris, Rivette documents the m… Read more

SECRET DEFENSE (Jacques Rivette, 1997)
Secret Defence is a powerful and original French crime thriller about a brother and sister caught up in layers of mystery which emerges from the supposedly accidental death of their father five years… Read more

STORY OF MARIE AND JULIEN, THE (Jacques Rivette, 2004)
The Story of Marie and Julien (L' Histoire de Marie et Julien) France'In many of Jacques Rivette's sublime films, enigmas come wrapped in mysteries before eventually disclosing their secrets; The Sto… Read more

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