A financially strapped troupe of actors are rehearsing prior to their performance of a play by Pirandello. In an attempt to overcome the cash shortage, the director leaves in search of a mysterious Goldoni manuscript. Another variation by Rivette on the relationship between art and life, as well as the creative process. Pirandello's play Come tu mi vuoi (As You Want Me) is intertwined with the emotional life of the protagonists and the mystery of an unknown Goldoni manuscript. Wonderful performances by young actors, including Jeanne Balibar in one of her best roles.
Valladolid IFF 2001 – Jury Special Prize; Sant Jordi Awards 2003 – Best Foreign Actor; Turia Awards 2003 – Best Foreign Film
(1928 - 2016) Despite being a key member of the Nouvelle Vague, Jacques Rivette has languished in the shadows of his more renowned colleagues: Godard, Rohmer, Chabrol and Truffaut. Rivette's work is certainly demanding, but along with Godard, Rivette turns out to have been the most playful and innovative of a group who literally changed the face of filmmaking. Jacques Rivette was born in Rouen, France. In the fifties, he begin writing for the "Cahiers du Cinéma", which teamed him with Nouvelle Vague. In 1960 he directed his first feature film with Paris nous appartient (60). His filmography includes La Religieuse, L'Amour fou, Duelle, La Bande des quatre and La Belle Noiseuse.
1960 Paryż należy do nas / Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us
1966 Zakonnica / La Religieuse / The Nun
1968 Miłość szalona / L'Amour fou
1974 Celine i Julie płyną statkiem / Céline et Julie vont en bateau / Celine and Julie Go Boating
1976 Duelle / Twiligt
1988 Banda czterech / La Bande des quatre / Gang of Four
1991 Piękna złośnica / La Belle Noiseuse
1998 Ściśle tajne / Secret défense / Secret Defense
2001 Kto wie / Va savoir / Who Knows
2007 Ne touchez pas la hache / Don't Touch the Axe