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An Always Uncertain End: Jacques Rivette's "Love on the Ground"

2 February 2016 8:41 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

—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 »

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Jacques Rivette, Cerebral French New Wave Director, Dies at 87

29 January 2016 6:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

French New Wave director Jacques Rivette, who often explored the blurry line between reality and fantasy in a career spanning six decades and more than 20 features, died Friday at his home in Paris. He was 87.

Rivette’s death was confirmed in a tweet by French culture minister Fleur Pellerin, who called him “one of the greatest filmmakers of intimacy and impatient love.” The director reportedly had battled Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Avec Jacques Rivette disparaît l'un des plus grands cinéastes de l'intime et de l'impatience amoureuse. C'est un jour de profonde tristesse.

Fleur Pellerin (@fleurpellerin) January 29, 2016

In his films, Rivette, perhaps the least known of the major French New Wave directors, frequently took a semi-experimental approach to narrative. The films were partially improvised by the actors, and their prolonged running times allowed auds to wander around freely in their deliberately stagy worlds.

Three-hour-plus titles were the norm for the helmer, »

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