Review: La Belle Noiseuse, 1991, dir. Jacques Rivette

Prior to this week, I’d never caught even a minute of La Belle Noisues, Jacques Rivette’s four hour long movie about the mindbogglingly meticulous process painters follow for their craft. But thanks to a 4K restoration of the director’s cut, and also to the fine folks at The Playlist, I’ve seen every single one of them, and I am left dazzled at how well Rivette turns something as boring on paper as watching a painter, y’know, paint into riveting cinema. It’s tremendous. Not sure if this is the right time for it to return to theaters, what with the massive amounts of female nudity as demanded by men, but I’m also 100% confident that it doesn’t matter.

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