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17 July 2019: Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur


Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur
Claire Denis, 1990, 125 min
French with English subtitles

"Commissioned as part of the French TV series Cinéma, de notre temps, this intimate documentary portrait of nouvelle vague icon Jacques Rivette follows the filmmaker as he and critic Serge Daney lounge in cafés and wander the streets of Paris, reflecting on Rivette’s films, background, and aesthetic philosophy in between numerous other digressions. Featuring clips from many of Rivette’s major films (including the legendary Out 1, on which Denis served as an assistant) and interviews with such key Rivette actors as Bulle Ogier and Jean-François Stévenin, Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur “beautifully captures Rivette the man, as both solitary cinephile and exploratory filmmaker” (Jonathan Rosenbaum)." – TIFF

Jacques Rivette's Out 1 screens 20 - 21 July.

Presented with the support of the Institut Francais. Part of our season on Claire Denis.