Herb Shellenberger
htshell.org

Directors in Focus: Jacques Rivette
September 5–7, 2013
International House Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, US


For more than half a century, French director Jacques Rivette has created some of the most ambitious and imaginative works of cinema. Along with Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, Rivette has been associated with the French New Wave, the young group of film critics who radically changed film history when they began making films in the late 1950s.

Many of Rivette's films utilize extended running times and involve a unique blend of fantasy and reality. On the occasion of the new 35mm print of Rivette's overlooked gem Le pont du nord, IHP will also screen two of Rivette's major works: Celine and Julie Go Boating and L'amour fou.

Celine and Julie Go Boating, Jacques Rivette, 1974, France, 35mm, 193'
L'amour fou, Jacques Rivette, 1968, France, 35mm, 255'
Le pont du nord, Jacques Rivette, 1981, France, 35mm, 129'