Jacques Rivette was a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and the film magazine Cahiers du Cinma. He made twentynine films, including Lamour fou , Out, Celine and Julie Go Boating , and La Belle Noiseuse . His work is noted for its improvisation, loose narratives, and lengthy running times.
Jacques Pierre Louis Rivette was born in Rouen, SeineMaritime, France to Andr Rivette and Andre Amiard, into a family where everyone is a pharmacist. According to childhood friend Andr Ruellan, Rivettes father was a skilled painter who loved opera. His younger sister said that their home in Rouen was next to a movie theater, where she remembered watching Path Babys Felix le Chat cartoons with Rivette and their grandparents. Rivette, educated at the Lyce PierreCorneille, said that he briefly studied literature at university just to keep myself occupied. Inspired by Jean Cocteaus book about the filming of La Belle et la Bte, Rivette decided to pursue filmmaking and began frequenting cinclubs. In 1948 he shot his first short film, Aux Quatre Coins, in Rouens Cte SainteCatherine section. The following year, he moved to Paris with friend Francis Bouchet because if you wanted to make films it was the only way. On the day of his arrival he met future collaborator Jean Gruault, who invited him