FILMS D’APPRENTISSAGE: LE DIVERTISSEMENT
The first three films by Jacques Rivette, short AUX QUATRE COINS (1949, 20 min.) and mid-length films LE QUADRILLE (1950, 40 min., co-script and lead: Jean-Luc Godard) and LE DIVERTISSEMENT (1952, 40 min.) were never shown publicly except for one screening of LE QUADRILLE, and were thought to be lost for 60 years. After Rivette’s death beginning of this year, his widow Véronique Manniez-Rivette discovered the three films in his estate and had them restored in cooperation with the Cinémathèque Française and the Cinémathèque de Toulouse. They are now being screened for the first time outside of France at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
Cast: Olga Waren, Sacha Briquet, Alain Mac Moy
Screenplay: Jacques Rivette
Director of Photography: Charles Bitsch
Production Company: Les Films du Veilleur
Director: Jacques Rivette
Jacques Rivette was born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France, in 1928. Like Truffaut, Chabrol, Godard and Rohmer he wrote for 'Cahiers du Cinema' and was one of the founders of the New Wave.