Jacques Rivette

Jacques Rivette
1928 - 2016

Jacques Rivette  French Director

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Passed away on 29th January, 2016 aged 87.

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First Name Jacques
Last Name Rivette
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st March, 1928
Birthplace Rouen, France
Died 29th January, 2016
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality French
Occupation Text Film director, film critic, theatrical director
Occupation Director
Year(s) Active 1949–2009, 1948–2009

Jacques Rivette (born 1 March 1928) is a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinéma. He has made twenty-eight films, including Le Coup de Berger, Paris Belongs to Us, L'amour fou, Out 1, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Le Pont du Nord, La Belle Noiseuse and Va savoir. Rivette, inspired by Jean Cocteau to become a filmmaker, shot his first short film at age twenty. He moved to Paris to pursue his career, frequenting Henri Langlois' Cinémathèque Française and other ciné-clubs; there, he met François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol and other future members of the New Wave. Rivette began writing film criticism, and was hired by André Bazin for Cahiers du Cinéma in 1953. He expressed a critical admiration for American films, especially for those by genre directors such as John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock and Nicholas Ray, and was deeply critical of mainstream French cinema. Rivette's articles, admired by his peers, were considered the magazine's most aggressive and best-written. He continued making short films, including Le Coup de Berger (often cited as the first New Wave film), and Truffaut credited Rivette with developing the movement.

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Up, Down, Fragile1995M. Pierre (uncredited)Movie
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La mémoire courte1979Marcel Jaucourt (Premier Flashback)Movie
Paris Belongs to Us1960Romanian man at the party (uncredited)Movie
Fool's Mate1956Narrator (voice, uncredited)Short Film
Le château de verre1950Un passant (uncredited)Movie




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