Divertissement

V'16

Le Divertissement

Jacques Rivette
F, 1952
45min, stumm, fZTmeU

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Le Divertissement

Jacques Rivette
F, 1952
, 45min, stumm, fZTmeU

Cast: 
Olga Waren
Sacha Briquet
Alain Mac Moy
Screenplay: 
Jacques Rivette
Camera: 
Charles Bitsch

Production: 
Les Films du Veilleur
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

We discover in these three early films how the filmmaker gradually mastered the art of mise-enscène and editing. Filmed in Parisian parks and on a terrace, LE DIVERTISSEMENT foreshadows the labyrinthine walks that would be a part of Rivette’s cinema, in which the characters look for, follow and find each other like in a romantic scavenger hunt. The intertitles of LE DIVERTISSEMENT and LE QUADRILLE anticipate the Rivette’s tone and singular poetry. (Hervé Pichard)