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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 France

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14 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

La belle noiseuse
(1991)
Va Savoir (Who Knows?)
(2001)
The Gang of Four
The Gang of Four Director
(1989)

Filmography

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Alternate Names:

J. Rivette | Rivette
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Personal Quote:

People who go to, say, one film every two weeks and tell themselves, "I will see the great films, but not the others, not the commercial movies," I think those people have no chance of really seeing cinema. I think that cinema is only accessible to those who accept that they must consume the "mainstream." On the other hand, the consumers of mainstream cinema who reject [Marguerite] Duras, [Robert... See more »

Trivia:

His 10 favourite movies are: The Life of Oharu (1952), Germany Year Zero (1948), True Heart Susie (1919), Sunrise (1927), The River (1951), Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945) and Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958) (tied for the sixth place), L'Atalante (1934), Day of Wrath (1943), Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and Mr. Arkadin (1955). See more »

Trademark:

Several of his movies feature a mostly female ensemble See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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