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La Belle Noiseuse

La Belle Noiseuse

A Feature film by Jacques Rivette

Produced by George Reinhart Productions, Investimage 1, Pierre Grise Productions, Investimage 2

Release in France : 04/09/1991

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-productions :

France 3 Cinéma, Fr3-france regions

French distribution :

Pierre Grise Distribution

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A renowned painter's ten-year hiatus comes to an end after becoming inspired by a young artist, and in particular the young artist's lover (Beart), who becomes the model for his return to the canvas. It's a slow, methodical exploration into the artistic process and the ensuing obsessions it brings for both artist and model. Rivette's brilliant direction makes this four-hour film a rich and rewarding experience.

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Full credits (16)

Assistant director :

Lorraine Groleau

Producers :

Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant

Co-producer :

Georges Reinhart

Sound Recordist :

Florian Eidenbenz

Press Attaché (film) :

Danielle Gain

Continuity supervisor :

Lydie Mahias

Costume designer :

Laurence Struz

Still Photographer :

Moune Jamet

Author of original work :

Honoré de Balzac

Screenwriters :

Pascal Bonitzer, Jacques Rivette, Christine Laurent

Director of Photography :

William Lubtchansky

Assistant Operators :

Laetitia Masson, Christophe Pollock

Editor :

Nicole Lubtchansky

Production Designer :

Emmanuel de Chauvigny

Sound Mixer :

Bernard Le Roux

Location manager :

Janou Shammas

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Feature film

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France, Switzerland

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Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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3 h 45 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1992

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1992)

Selection (5)

Best Director : Jacques Rivette

Best Supporting Actress : Jane Birkin

Best Actress : Emmanuelle Béart

Best Actor : Michel Piccoli

Best Film

Cannes International Film Festival - 1991

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1991)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1991

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1991)


French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price

Cannes International Film Festival - 1991

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1991)

Awards (2)

Award for Best actress : Irène Jacob

Grand Prize