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Jacques Rivette was a film director that was instrumental in the French New Wave movement. He was also a film critic. However, he did not like being referred to as a critic. His works were numerous and diverse. He worked with some of the most outstanding French talent including Bulle Ogier, Sandrine Bonnaire, Juliet Berto, Anna Karina, Guillaume Depardieu, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Beart, and Jeanne Balibar. He was married to photographer Marilù Parolini, then Véronique Manniez (who took care of him in his later years while he was suffering from Alzheimer’s). Though he is gone, his work lives on. Ranked. Tier One 1. Jeanne la Pucelle II –… Read more

Jacques Rivette was a film director that was instrumental in the French New Wave movement. He was also a film critic. However, he did not like being referred to as a critic.

His works were numerous and diverse. He worked with some of the most outstanding French talent including Bulle Ogier, Sandrine Bonnaire, Juliet Berto, Anna Karina, Guillaume Depardieu, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Beart, and Jeanne Balibar.

He was married to photographer Marilù Parolini, then Véronique Manniez (who took care of him in his later years while he was suffering from Alzheimer’s).

Though he is gone, his work lives on.

Ranked.

Tier One
1. Jeanne la Pucelle II – Les prisons (1994)
2. Ne touchez pas la hache/Don’t Touch the Axe/Duchess of Langleais (2007)
3. Le Pont du Nord (1981)
4. La Religieuse/The Nun (1966)
5. Haut bas fragile/Up, Down, Fragile (1995)

Tier Two
6. L’amour par terre (1984)
7. Merry-Go-Round (1981)
8. Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976)
9. Jeanne la Pucelle I – Les batailles (1994)
10. Le coup du berger/Fool’s Mate (1956)
11. Secret défense (1998)
12. Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003)
13. 36 vues du Pic Saint Loup /Around a Small Mountain (2009)
14. Noroît (1976)
15. Paris nous appartient/Paris Belongs to Us (1960)
16. Céline et Julie vont en bateau/Celine & Julie Go Boating (1974)
17. L’amour fou (1969)
18. La bande des quatre/Gang of Four (1988)
19. Hurlevent/Wuthering Heights (1985)

Tier Three
20. Va savoir (2001)
21. Out 1 (1974)
22. La belle noiseuse/Divertimento (1991)

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