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Minority View: 36 vues du pic St Loup by Jacques Rivette

25 February 2011 6:46 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Jacques Rivette is perhaps the most unsung among the masters of the French New Wave but also the one who remained truest to the original tenets of the movement. His films are often beset by seeming contradictions – they are intellectually demanding but often playful; they are rigidly structured and enacted – like filmed theatre – but frequently also incorporate extended sequences with improvisation. All these contradictions, it would appear, can be resolved if one proceeds from the recognition that Rivette is not an artist exploring the world through investigations of history/politics, the human soul/ psyche or even the artistic impulse; he is, rather, preoccupied with the issue of narration. To phrase it differently, all his films have something to do with people trying to understand the world by constructing narratives around it. In Rivette’s films ‘narration’ often takes the shape of theatrical performance which means that the central dichotomy in »

- MK Raghvendra

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