NYFF10: Jacques Rivette’s “L’amour fou”

On Sunday we will continue our weekly celebration of "50 Years of the New York Film Festival" with a 35mm print of Jacques Rivette's L’amour fou, originally screened at the tenth NYFF in 1972.

L’amour fou, or Mad Love as it was titled in America, amazed critics and audiences when it was originally released in 1968. When the English-subtitled release followed a few years later, a much wider audience was able to marvel at its portrayal of a relationship collapsing while a work of art is created. Jacques Rivette employed some unorthodox techniques to create the film, which is in black and white and features a mixture of 16mm and 35mm footage. This luscious four-hour masterpiece is a great choice to represent the tenth anniversary of the New York Film Festival.

"50 Years of the New York Film Festival" will continue on Tuesday, December 20 with Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets from the 11th edition of the festival in 1973.

Here is a list of all the films that played the tenth New York Film Festival in 1972:
Chloé In The Afternoon (L’amour, l’apres-midi)
Eric Rohmer, France, 1972
Shown with American Pie, Fred Mogubgub and Al Brodax, USA

Love (Szerelem)
Karoly Makk, Hungary, 1971
Shown with Façades, Suad Mrkonjic, Yugoslavia

We Won’t Grow Old Together (Nous ne veillirons pas ensemble)
Maurice Pialat, France/ Italy, 1972
Shown with An American Liaison, Robert Brennan, USA

Summer Soldiers
Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan, 1971

Red Psalm (Meg ker a nep)
Miklós Janscó, Hungary, 1972
Shown with Behind The Wall (Za sciana), Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland

A Sense Of Loss
Marcel Ophuls, USA/ Switzerland, 1972

Wednesday’s Child
Kenneth Loach, Great Britain, 1972
Shown with The Black Beach, John Bulmer, Great Britain

Reminiscences Of A Journey To Lithuania
Jonas Mekas, USA, 1972
Shown with Going Home, Adolphas Mekas

Heat
Paul Morrissey, USA, 1972
Shown with The Prayer, Radivoj Gvozdanović, Yugoslavia and Make Love, Not War, Zlatco Grgić, Yugoslavia

Inner Scar (La cicatrice inerieure)
Philippe Garrel, France, 1971
Shown with Dangling Participle, Standish Lawder, USA and Judas, Vlatko Glilić, Yugoslavia

Nathalie Granger
Marguerite Duras, France, 1972
Shown with Sunday Breakfast, Peter Virsis, USA

The Adversary (Pratidwandi)
Satyajit Ray, India, 1971
Shown with Silences, Pedrag Golumović, Yugoslavia

Bad Company
Robert Benton, U.S.A, 1972
Shown with Joshua & The Blob, John C. Lange, USA and White Grease, Barry Bialik, USA

Merchant Of Four Seasons (Der händler er vier jahreszieten)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1971
Shown with Sheila, Jeff Schwartz, Great Britain
 
Images
Robert Altman, Ireland, 1972
Shown with The Collector, Directed by Milan Blazekovic, Yugoslavia

Mad Love (L’amour fou)
Jacques Rivette, France, 1968

Just Great (Tout va bien)
Jean-Pierre Gorin and Jean-Luc Godard, France/Italy, 1972
Shown with A Letter To Jane, Jean-Pierre Gorin and Jean-Luc Godard, France

Two English Girls (Les deux anglaises et le continent)
François Truffaut, France, 1971
Shown with Fantoro & The Last Enforcer, Jan Lenica, France

The King Of Marvin Gardens
Bob Rafelson, U.S.A., 1972
Shown with Meatloaf, Don Cirillo, USA

The Assassination Of Trotsky
Joseph Losey, Italy/ France, 1972
Shown with 100, Peter Voigt, East Germany

The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie)
Luis Buñuel, France, 1972
Shown with Two Marches, Dusan Povh, Yugoslavia

Last Tango In Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi)
Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/ France, 1972

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