29 Jan 2016

Farewell Jacques Rivette

“People who go to, say, one film every two weeks and tell themselves, "I will see the great films, but not the others, not the commercial movies,” I think those people have no chance of really seeing cinema. I think that cinema is only accessible to those who accept that they must consume the “mainstream.” On the other hand, the consumers of mainstream cinema who reject [Marguerite] Duras, [Robert] Bresson, [Jean-Marie] Straub or [Werner] Schroeter, are also people who refuse cinema" Jacques Rivette (1928 – 2016)