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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Duelle

Fortnight 1976, Feature film, 1h58

Synopsis

In the film, one may read a « bestiary » on the moon.
But the moon is not alone.
According to some myths, it is a reflection of the sun, its messenger even : according to other myths, it represents more certainly its negation. They both combine the possibility to live and nevertheless they both refuse the sharing. They light « Duelle » as they formerly held the memory of the earth, and emphasized its legend.
Jacques RIVETTE

Director

Jacques Rivette

Jacques Rivette was born in 1928. In 1950, he joined the Ciné-Club du Quartier Latin, and began to write film criticism for the Gazette du Cinema, a small film journal. During this time, he made his first short films, « Aux Quatre Coins » (1950), « Le Quadrille » (1950), and « Le Divertissment » (1952). In 1952, Rivette began to write for Cahiers du cinéma with several other young critics who would form the core of the French New Wave: Éric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Luc Moullet. In 1958, he began to work on his first feature using the borrowed equipment and short ends of film stock. He finished « Paris nous appartient two years later ». « Celine and Julie Go Boating » is perhaps Rivette’s most famous and best loved work.

Bulle Ogier
Claire Nadeau
Elisabeth Wiener
Hermine Karagueuz
Jean Babilée
Juliet Berto
Nicole Garcia

Screenplay
Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilu Parolini, Jacques Rivette

Image
William Lubtchansky

Editing
Nicole Lubtchansky, Cris Tullio Altan

Music
Jean Wiener

Production : LES PRODUCTIONS JACQUES ROITFELD, L’INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL, SUNCHILD PRODUCTIONS (Stéphane Tchalgadjieff)