Jacques Rivette nous appartient

A whole cycle at the Filmoteca devoted to Jacques Rivette

The month-long-cycle features ten films by a key figure in the ‘nouvelle vague’ movement

Jacques Rivette was, quite possibly the director of the French New Wave, a movement that experimented with the flexibility of narrative forms and envisioned film as an extension of life. His films tended to have an improvised structure and a narrative form that was reminiscent of the theatre. It was, in effect, a form of cinema based on dialogues, freedom and the emergence of the unforeseen. Some of his films have a duration of around four hours. We can now discover more about his creative universe with the cycle ‘Jacques Rivette nous appartient’, which can be seen at the Filmoteca de Catalunya from 18 April to 23 May.

The cycle is made up of ten films from different periods in Rivette’s career, from his very first production, upon which the name of the cycle is inspired - “Paris nous appartient” [Paris Belongs to Us] - to films that premiered in the current century. Cinemagoers will see many of his classic films, including “La religieuse” and “La balle noiseuse”, along with emblematic titles such as the over-four-hour-long “L’amour fou”, “Le pont du nord” and “Duelle (Una quartantaine)”.

More information can be found on the Filmoteca website, including screening dates and times.

Publication date: Monday, 17 April 2017
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