Jacques Rivette (1928-2016)

Jacques Rivette

“I think that the cinema, even at its most naturalistic, is always secretly involved in levels of dream and fantasy, and that we must see the so-called director as a kind of psychoanalyst. Like the psychoanalyst, the director does not talk, he listens – but this is, of course, just a metaphor.”

Filmmaker and critic Jacques Rivette has died today, 29 January 2016.

Recently we published a long interview with him conducted by La Nouvelle Critique in 1973. The occasion for this re-publishing of both the French and English translation (published by Jonathan Rosenbaum) was the screening of his epic Out 1, noli me tangere (1971) in CINEMATEK in November. Read the interview here.

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