Director was known for experimental movies like “Celine and Julie Go Boating” and “L’amour fou”
Jacques Rivette, a leading figure in the French New Wave movement best known for experimental and challenging works, died Friday in Paris. He was 87.
The director, who had reportedly suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, was praised as “one of the greatest filmmakers of intimacy and impatient love” in a tweet by French culture minister Fleur Pellerin.
Though he worked in the shadow of François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard in terms of mainstream popularity, he was widely praised within the New Wave circle and produced more than two dozen feature films over six decades.
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