Jacques Rivette

Born in March 1st, 1928

From Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France

Jacques Rivette Biography

Jacques Rivette (March 1, 1928 - January 29, 2016) was a French film director. With Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette was one of the more experimental of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) directors. In common with many of his peers, he had a background in film criticism, where he expressed his admiration for popular American cinema, especially genre directors such as Robert Aldrich, Howard Hawks and Frank Tashlin.

Rivette's films progress in unconventional ways—often following multiple plots that can be romantic, mysterious, and comic all at once and employing extensive improvisation—and are often extremely long.

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Jacques Rivette Filmography

The Duchess of Langeais Poster
February 22, 2008
Va Savoir (Who Knows?) Poster
September 28, 2001
Lumière and Company Poster
March 29, 1996
Gang of Four Poster
December 22, 1989
Merry-Go-Round Poster
February 14, 1980
Short Memory Poster
September 30, 1979