A rare film- but damn was this emotional. Jacques Rivette is one of the most unsung filmmakers of all time and here he is at his best, creating a deconstruction of a relationship that is equal parts tragic as it is beautiful... Damn!
Just like Eustache's "La maman et la putain", Rivette's "L'amour fou" is a challenging but also a very memorable film experience. We watch the disintegration of the relationship between Sebastian and Claire, while also witnessing the rehearsals of a stage play. Both Jean-Piere Kalfon and Bulle Ogier are great in the lead and as the end credits appeared on the screen, I felt very happy having seen this landmark film.
'L'Amour' is 4 hours long which is a big commitment if the movie isn't really good, and a bit too much even if it is pretty good. There is a lot of talking, and wandering around, and rehearsing and talking. So I watched it in fast forward, and called it a day.
O magnum opus na longevidade da nouvelle vague.
O que poderia ter sido uma experiência memorável acabou estragada por questões técnicas idiotas da cinemateca mas sem tirar mérito ao filme que, nas suas deambulações sobre a arte, a emoção reprimida e o amor literalmente louco que o título sugere, consegue igualmente sair victorioso e perder-se na exploração destes temas.
Our Daily Free Stream: Jacques Rivette - L'Amour Fou (engl. subt.). Ein fast unbekannter Film von Jacques Rivette - jetzt zum Entdecken! Immer war es so, dass Rivette sich mit seinen Filmen am liebsten den Künsten widmete. Nicht nur, dass seine Werke ausserhalb dieser Welt der Cinephilen kaum Anklang fanden, er blieb auch mit seinen Sujets diesem Kreis treu.(...)