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Divertimento

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Divertimento

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Emmanuelle Baart, Michel Piccoli
genre:
Foreign Language

We gave it a C+

Divertimento is director Jacques Rivette’s two-hour version of his four-hour La Belle Noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker). It is proof that less is less. The story of a blocked painter (Michel Piccoli) and a headstrong young model (Emanuelle Béart) needs all four hours to explore the complex and painful interchanges between creation and inspiration. What had been a beautiful, compelling film, filled with erotic and emotional buzz and a truly painterly use of light, is now half a beautiful, compelling one. C+

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