VIDEOS – The French filmmaker died Friday, January 29 at the age of 87. He leaves behind a filmography of twenty-one feature films. Return on its five most emblematic works.
Jacques Rivette died Friday, January 29, at the age of 87. Mythical figure of the New Wave, it was one of Eric Rohmer weapons brothers and Jean-Luc Godard to Cahiers du cinema before embarking on implementation.
Little known to the general public, which has mostly retained the controversy around Suzanne Simonin, Religious Diderot and nudity Emmanuelle Béart The Beautiful Troublemaker , he nevertheless signed twenty-one feature films. Le Figaro has selected five, symbolic of his career behind the camera.
● Paris belongs to us (1960)
A little over ten years after his arrival in Paris in 1949 the age of 21, Jacques Rivette made his first feature film. Critics last ten years alongside Eric Rohmer and Jean-Luc Godard, first in La Gazette du Cinema and in the Cahiers du cinema he launches in achieving the example of his colleagues. Conforms to the naturalistic aesthetic of the New Wave, he films in the decorations of Paris a group of young people who ride the play Pericles Shakespeare. The arrival of Anne (Betty Schneider), came to join his brother and the suicide of one of the members, greatly disrupting the troops. A first film in which we find already all obsessions Rivette: secret society, conspiracy and traps the viewer …
● Suzanne Simonin, Religious Diderot (1966)
The first great success of the director, Suzanne Simonin, Religious Diderot , released in 1967, is also the most controversial. Adapted from the novel The Nun Diderot, the film reveals the daily life of Suzanne Simonin (Anna Karina), enclosed in a cloister, which eventually discover the carnal pleasures in another convent. The film was first censored before being within the scope of a prohibition under 18 years until 1975.
● The Gang of Four (1988)
Released in 1988, the 13th feature film by Jacques Rivette puts particular director Albert Dupontel, Michel Vuillermoz and Nathalie Richard (who also won the prize with this role Michel Simon). The Gang of Four , Jacques Rivette tells the daily life of four students in drama and the departure of one of them, part live a romance with a mysterious lover.
● La Belle noiseuse (1991)
In 1991, Jacques Rivette finally gets his first film award with La Belle noiseuse , which won the Grand Prize at Cannes. A feature film fed fantasies and pictorial creation freely adapted from Unknown Masterpiece Balzac, where he staged a widely Emmanuelle Béart naked face a painter Michel Piccoli with which the Tension mounts as she posed for him for five days. This is the biggest public success of Jacques Rivette.
● Jeanne la Pucelle (1994)
Three years later, Jacques Rivette released a two-part film recounting the epic of Joan of Arc, played by Sandrine Bonnaire. The director depicts firstly the great victories of the Maid of Orleans before plunging the viewer into her imprisonment and execution. A film that has certainly been welcomed by historians but largely ignored by the public, because of its length and its lack of lyricism.