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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

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.