Fiction

JEUNE FEMME À SA FENÊTRE LISANT UNE LETTRE

YOUNG WOMAN AT HER WINDOW READING A LETTER
Jean-Claude Rousseau
FRA 1984, 2007
45min
V'08

Jean-Claude Rousseau's Jeune femme à sa fenêtre lisant une lettre is not only his first medium-length film, but a chance to discover this filmmaker whom Jean-Marie Straub has called, along with Frans Van de Staak and Peter Nestler, the greatest working in Europe. With this newly restored print there also a possibility to dicover the relationship between Rousseau's art of filming and Jan Vermeer's famous painting. As Prosper Hillairet wrote in 1988, four years Rousseau had finished Jeune femme ... (for the first time as we know today): «Without adopting the usual systematic spirit and form of cinéma structurel, Rousseau presents us with simple images and leaves it at that. Keeps the image in hand. A minimalist and ascetic expression of cinema: a shot that lasts.»

This film is part of the program Films of Jean-Claude Rousseau.

Credits
  • Jean-Claude Rousseau
  • Jean-Claude Rousseau
  • Jean-Claude Rousseau
  • Jean-Claude Rousseau
Rousseau Film Production 11, rue Crozatier 75012 Paris, Frankreich T 1 46 28 97 35 jeanclauderousseau@laposte.net

Rousseau Film Production 11 rue Crozatier 75012 Paris, Frankreich T 1 46 28 97 35 jeanclauderousseau@laposte.net

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