What I’m watching… ‘La Belle Noiseuse’ Directed by Jacques Rivette

The film won the Grand Prix at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

The film had a good critical reception, and occasioned much comment on Béart’s frank onscreen nudity and Rivette’s characteristic use of an extreme running time.

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert added the film to his Great Movies collection in April 2009