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,
Scout Tafoya polled a group of critics on the best films directed by women:
Criminally unfair. Those are the two words that spring to mind when I consider the fate of female directors throughout the short history of the cinematic medium. Not enough opportunity. Appalling sexism. Terrible chance and circumstances, coupled with biases, slander and mistrust. When I began asking for these lists from all the critics below many replied reluctantly. Their reasoning that so many of their films would be modern, that so many of the classics would be homogenous, is not without justification. But it’s no one’s fault that we all fall back on the same seven classics.
"The Fantasia Collection"
Released by Disney Home Entertainment
While the headliner of Disney's incredible group of releases on November 30th will be the four-disc Blu-ray double feature of "Fantasia" and "Fantasia 2000," it's what's less publicized that should be exciting to both Disneyphiles and film fans in general. Starting with the hi-def debut of the two "Fantasias," Disney will finally include amongst the films' copious special features (many ported over from the out-of-print DVD set) the 1946 Salvador Dali-Walt Disney collaboration "Destino," along with an 82-minute making-of documentary. And incidentally, Disney is also releasing three standalone documentaries that shouldn't be overlooked in "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story" about the songsmiths behind the studio's most famous musicals like "Mary Poppins," "Walt & El Grupo," which details the company-shifting trip Walt Disney took with his animators to Latin America as part of the Good
The most bizarre, weird, shocking, gore, poetic and illuminating pieces of cinematographic creation of the year and beyond, are once again tied together and bound into two weeks of total visual bliss. This year is more loaded than a 34 year old Presbyterian going to the brothel, just look at the numbers : 2 world premieres, 1 European premiere, 22 French premieres, 5 first screening and 5 never seen before movies. All that including Monsters" from Gareth Edwards, "Bedevilled" from Jang Cheol-Soo, "Captifs" from Yann Gozlan, "Four Lions" from Chris Morris and "The House Maid" by Im Sang-Soo.
The network announced that French viewers should expect to see, for the first time, a TV series that is shot in Corsica. After all, the show is about the world of mafia in this region of France.
Jean-Michel Paoli (Thierry Neuvic) woke up from a coma while everybody thought that he was missing. With that said, how will he and his sister Sandra (Hélène Fillières), with whom he jointly leads a mafia clan, coexist together? Besides, a group of young hoodlums will try to take advantage of the chasm between the two Paolis even if it means provoking them.
Finally, the third season of this show will star: Hélène Fillières, Thierry Neuvic, Éric Fraticelli, Frédéric Graziani, Phareelle Onoyan, Joey Starr, Jean-Pierre Kalfon,
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