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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


    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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    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Fr3-france regions

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

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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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    Runtime :

    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 Film

    Best Actor : Michel Piccoli

    Best Actress : Emmanuelle Béart

    Best Supporting Actress : Jane Birkin

    Best Director : Jacques Rivette

    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)

    Grand Prize

    Award for Best actress : Irène Jacob