MASTERS OF LONG-FORM CINEMA: Jacques Rivette’s LA BELLE NOISEUSE

MASTERS OF LONG-FORM CINEMA: Jacques Rivette’s LA BELLE NOISEUSE

Director: Jacques Rivette

1991, France, 3 hours 58 minutes, Digital - 4k restoration

Language: French with English Subtitles

 

Program Notes

The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.

 

“Jacques Rivette’s “La Belle Noiseuse” (1991) is the best film I have ever seen about the physical creation of art, and about the painful bond between an artist and his muse.” -Roger Ebert

 

La Belle Noiseuse is a new 4k restoration, screening Sunday 1/7 (matinee) and Tuesday 1/9 (evening)

 

Over the decades, many filmmakers have rejected the narrow range of running times favored by the marketplace and treated the film screen as an expanded canvas for long-form expression. The Parkway is proud to launch a new monthly series presenting film masterworks new and old, from visionary landmarks of slow cinema to 21st Century poetic epics. Each film will screen twice, with weekend matinee and weekday evening options.