End Credits #40: Cinema's 2016 Lost Treasures Jacques Rivette
These are some of Cinema's sad departures of 2016 taken from my personal notes soon after the events took place:
French filmmaker and critic Jacques Rivette, director of such noteworthy films as Paris Belongs to Us (his first feature length film), The Nun, Celine and Julie Go Boating (perhaps his best known work among Western audiences), Le Pont du Nord, La Belle Noiseuse (which won the Cannes Film Festival's Grand Prix), and Divertimento (La Belle Noiseuse re-cut to offer a different point of view) has died at age 87. Along with François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and Eric Rohmer, he helped establish the New Wave of directors from the 1950s and '60s. He was also a prominent critic for the highly influential Cahiers du Cinéma. His thirteen-hour Out 1 (1971) is considered amongst many cinema aficionados to be one of the most challenging motion picture viewing experiences of all time. Jacques Rivette (March 1, 1928 - January 29, 2016) R.I.P.
To read about other losses to the world of cinema this year please see our 2016 In Memoriam Pinterest Board.