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—I am still the same.—Except for one thing. In the past, I was everything for you.—The past is the past.Love On the GroundYou think you weep because you can’t love. You weep because you can’t impose death. —Marguerite Duras, The Malady of DeathIn the apartment play that opens Love On the Ground (L’amour par terre, 1984*), Silvano (Facundo Bo), the author of the piece, plays a man who is in love with two different women. In the morning he loves the character played by Charlotte (Géraldine Chaplin), and in the afternoon he loves the other played by Emily (Jane Birkin). But when one woman stays late with him and the other returns early, and his duplicity is on the verge of being revealed, he proclaims these words that arrest all suspicious questioning: “I am an illusion! You are an illusion! You all are illusions!” It »
- Evelyn Emile
Jacques Rivette, one of the leading lights of the French New Wave who died on Friday at age 87, was celebrated throughout the day with a series of homages from several French public figures, including President Francois Hollande, Gilles Jacob, Bulle Ogier, Claude Lelouch and Serge Toubiana.
In an official statement, Hollande called Rivette “one of the biggest filmmakers (who) marked various generations. … He was a director of women. Through films such as ‘Suzanne Simonin,’ ‘La Religieuse de Diderot,’ ‘L’amour fou’ or ‘La Belle Noiseuse,’ he offered major roles to actresses who entered the history of cinema,” said Hollande.
The actress Bulle Ogier, Rivette’s muse who notably starred in “Le pont du nord,” “L’amour fou” and “The Gang of Four,” said “(Rivette) was not only a great figure of cinema, but also a personal friend.”
“(Rivette)’s body of work was inventive, researched and well structured. Nothing but making films interested him, »
- Elsa Keslassy
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