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La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

France/Switzerland 237m, Colour
Director: Jacques Rivette; Cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Marianne Denicourt, David Bursztein, Gilles Arbona

la_belle_noiseThe Beautiful Troublemaker is an acclaimed arthouse drama that explores the relationship between a reclusive painter and his mostly naked model through the lengthy process of their artistic endeavour together. Though an interesting concept, in which we practically witness his sketch work and painting in real-time, the artistic results are underwhelming for both the artist and the audience. In drawing out the creative process, I suppose Rivette is attempting to comment on the artist’s struggle, yet is seems contrived, bordering cliché, but in the end, mostly tiresome (Klaus Ming September 2016).


2 comments on “La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

  1. SJHoneywell

    Oh, man did I hate this film. It’s a whole lot of nothing that leads to nowhere aside from a waste of a good four hours.

    Hey, at least the scenery is nice!

    • Klaus

      Heh, heh, yes indeed there is! I was curious on your take on this film, and wasn’t surprised to learn that you were not a fan. Your review was spot on..

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