Category Archives: Emmanuelle Béart

A tribute to Emmanuelle Béart

Autumn’s already flooding-in after a rather indifferent English summer. Here’s something to hopefully cheer things up a bit – a video tribute to prolific actress and one of the most recognisable faces from France, the beautiful and talented Emmanuelle … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jacques Rivette’s “La Belle Noiseuse” [1991 France]

Jacques Rivette is one of the very few nouvelle vague directors who is impossible to pigeon-hole – he has consistently experimented with cinema using different genres, techniques, and narratives, embodying the true spirit of French New Wave itself.
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Emmanuelle Béart in “Les Égarés” [2003 France]

For all its originality and haunting imagery, the wartime drama “Les Égarés” [Eng. Title: Strayed] from André Téchiné remains one of his most underrated films. Much like a summer storm – it is idyllic one moment and nasty another, … Continue reading

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Emmanuelle Béart in “Histoire de Marie et Julien” [2003 France, Italy]

Jacques Rivette is definitely one of the influential directors of the Nouvelle Vague, even if he’s probably lesser known than the likes of Godard and Chabrol outside of France. His style is telling a story through observation – you … Continue reading

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Emmanuelle Béart in “Les Témoins” [2007 France]

Director of repute André Téchiné’s “Les Témoins” [Eng. Title: The Witnesses] may not be his finest film, but it still oozes his customary class. The film is intelligently written and meticulously crafted, be it the direction, photography, sound, editing, … Continue reading

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