AMOUR PAR TERRE

V' 05

L' AMOUR PAR TERRE

LOVE ON THE GROUND

Jacques Rivette
F, 1984
120min, OmeU

L' AMOUR PAR TERRE

Jacques Rivette
F, 1984
, 120min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jane Birkin
Emily
Geraldine Chaplin
Charlotte
André Dussollier
Paul
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Clément Roquemaure
Facundo Bo
Facundo
Laszlo Szabo
Virgil
Sandra Montaigu
Eleonore
Isabelle Linnartz
Béatrice
Eva Roelens
Adriana/Justine
Screenplay: 
Pascal Bonitzer
Marilù Parolini
Suzanne Schiffman
Jacques Rivette
Sound: 
Pierre Gamet
Bernard Chaumeil
Camera: 
William Lubtchansky
Editor: 
Nicole Lubtchansky
Decoration: 
Roberto Plate
Costume: 
Renée Renard

Production: 
La Cécilia
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 85 64, pascale@celluloid-dreams.com
Format: 
16 mm
Color

Geraldine Chaplin and Jane Birkin are actresses taken up by an enigmatic playwright and installed in his fabulous suburban mansion in order to perform a play (whose last act is still unknown) for one of his house parties. With the agency of a magician and clairvoyant, melodrama gradually seeps into both life and the rehearsals of fiction; the «affaires» promoted between playwright, magician and actresses lead to premonitions, hallucination, jealousy and dark secrets, all of them threaded into a weird finale of reconciliation. As with Céline et Julie vont au bateau, the concern here is less with the contrast between fiction and reality, more with the invention of a magical realm from which reality is rigorously excluded: enchantment is discovered not from fairytale, but within life itself. Rivette creates a unique world and language, answerable finally only to himself. (Chris Peachment)