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Jacques Rivette (1928–2016)


Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer, was something of a late bloomer as a director. ... See full bio »

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(age 87) in Paris, France

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Known For

La belle noiseuse
(1991)
The Gang of Four
The Gang of Four Director
(1989)
Va Savoir (Who Knows?)
(2001)
L'amour fou
L'amour fou Director
(1969)

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Alternate Names:

J. Rivette | Rivette
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Personal Quote:

[on television] I have no relation with television. It's not a willed refusal. First, because I'm never at home; there too, it's a question of lifestyle. I have on occasion seen films on television at friends' homes, and since I'm not used to it, I've always had the impression that I was not watching the film, that I was seeing something else, a reflection . . . It was not a real connection! I ... See more »

Trivia:

His main sources of inspiration for L'amour fou (1969) were Les idoles (1968) (which starred the same actress, Bulle Ogier) and Pirandello's play 'To Find Oneself', of which he had attended a stage performance with Delphine Seyrig. See more »

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Often casts Bulle Ogier, Juliet Berto and Michel Piccoli See more »

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