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LA BELLE NOISEUSE (1991)

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"By methodically examining the rigors and contemplation that go into creating great art, French New Wave master Jacques Rivette, has created something of a masterpiece himself." Jeremy Heilman, MOVIEMARTYR.COM "One of the best movies about painting." Mark Robison, RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL "A four-hour French masterpiece about the creative process of an artist" Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH "Rivette is a quality director who has the skills and knowledge to tell such a non-action story and never allow the story to be anything but an honest intellectual effort." Dennis Schwartz, OZUS' WORLD MOVIE REVIEWS "


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Catalogue No. ACC0008
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000073
DVD Release Date 10 Nov 2004
Director JACQUES RIVETTE
Producer Martine Magnac
Cast Emmanuelle Beart, Michel Piccoli
Genre DRAMA
Rating M15+ (Nudity)
Run Time 229 minutes
Visual Format 1:1.33 COLOUR
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language French (Optional English subtitles)
Special Features Interview with Jacques Rivette and writers Pascal Bonitzer and Christine Laurent, Theatrical trailer, Filmographies
Quotes "By methodically examining the rigors and contemplation that go into creating great art, French New Wave master Jacques Rivette, has created something of a masterpiece himself." Jeremy Heilman, MOVIEMARTYR.COM "One of the best movies about painting." Mark Robison, RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL "A four-hour French masterpiece about the creative process of an artist" Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH "Rivette is a quality director who has the skills and knowledge to tell such a non-action story and never allow the story to be anything but an honest intellectual effort." Dennis Schwartz, OZUS' WORLD MOVIE REVIEWS "
Awards WINNER: 1991 Cannes Film Fetsival - Grand Jury Prize

Synopsis
LA BELLE NOISEUSE tells the story of an artist (Michel Piccoli) who ten years previously, abandons his greatest masterpiece, a painting of his wife (Jane Birkin) entitled "La Belle Noiseuse". His inspiration is rekindled when he encounters the beautiful and fascinating Marianne (Emmanuelle Beart of NATHALIE, 8 FEMMES and the upcoming STORY OF MARIE AND JULIEN) to return to the unfinished canvas using her as his new model. As the new work begins, disturbing tensions begin to develop and the reasons for the painting's original rejection begin to surface.
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