About La belle noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker)
New 4K Restoration. Loosely based on Honoré de Balzac’s short story Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu (The Unfinished Masterpiece), Rivette’s film explores the fictional artist Frenhofer’s creative rebirth with the arrival of a new muse and the subsequent disruption for everyone involved. Considered a masterpiece of French New Wave cinema, it is frequently listed as one of the best films ever made about art and artists. The master of slow-burn cinema, Rivette enables viewers to feel like participants in the act of creation by focusing on the paper and canvas on which Frenhofer does his work and by lingering on his model’s long, agonizing poses. The film critic Roger Ebert—who added the film to his Great Movies collection in 2009—said, “Some movies are worlds that we can sink into and La belle noiseuse is one of them.” In French and English with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including nudity.
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- Directed by Jacques Rivette
(4K DCP Presentation)
Due to the length of La belle noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker), there is an earlier start time and no pre-screening or post-screening program.