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The nightwatchman

The nightwatchman

cast: Claire Denis, Serge Daney

year: 1990

colour: yes


director: Jacques Rivette

runtime: 125

Part of the French television series Cinéma de notre temps, based on interviews with Rivette by critic Serge Daney (Cahiers du Cinéma, Libération). Jacques Rivette - Le Veilleur (normally a nightwatchman, but here the meaning is somewhere between visionary and artistic conscience) reveals the extent to which Rivette thought through every aspect of his film-making. Also, of course, a tribute to one idiosyncratic outsider by another: Denis' work is, in its own way, as personal and ground-breaking - transgressive, even - as Rivette's


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