Jean-Claude Rousseau was born in Paris. While in New York in the ’70s, he discovered the avant-garde cinema and the films of Yasujiro Ozu. Back in France, he began an artistic practice and published texts on the work of Robert Bresson, connecting them to the aesthetics of the painter Jan Vermeer.
In 1980, he finished his script, The Pastoral Concert, published by Paris Expérimental, and directed his first film in 1983 in Super 8: Jeune femme à sa fenêtre lisant une lettre. After that came two short films, Venise n’existe pas (1984) and Keep in Touch (1987), also filmed in Super 8. The Antiquities of Rome (1989) is his first feature. He used Super 8 unusually: where short shorts were usually privileged, he used long takes; where the camera usually moved, he used a fixed position.
In addition to festivals, his work was submitted to the Centre Georges Pompidou, New York University, the Royal Belgian Film Archive, as well as… read more
Thrown through the void, either by their own weight or by the impact of other atoms, they wander, until chance brings them together. Some of them manage to cling together; they form the most solid bodies. Others…more mobile, are separated by a greater distance…they move around uselessly in space like dust motes lit up by rays of light in a dark room
Missing: "La vallée close" (1995) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwUpyMRkgVQ&list=WL511436A399EBC43D&index=2&feature=plpp_video