L'Amour Fou

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A director and his actress lover rehearse for a tragic play. Complications set in when their life at home affects their performances at work. The director professes his love for the woman while seeking comfort in the arms of other women in the stage production. The sensitive woman tries to overcome her nature and her lover's indiscretions to succeed in the often callous world of show business. Art imitates life in this slow-moving feature that is over four hours in length. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Critic Reviews for L'Amour Fou

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1)

  • L'Amour Fou, while possibly not a masterpiece, is a work of such interest, skill and intelligence that it deserves to be something better than a legend -- in what is, after all, still its own time.

    Nov 12, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Rivette's claim to the status of a key innovator in contemporary cinema began with this film.

    Nov 12, 2007 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • ...the film in which Rivette's previously murky aspirations as a filmmaker coalesced, revealing his true direction.

    Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • You'd think a biopic with this title would have some passion, craziness or at least spark. But L'Amour Fou is surprisingly tepid about everything, to the point of being a little boring.

    Mar 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Directed with rigorous tact, L'Amour fou is unconcerned with speaking through any historical framework. It is devoted, rather, to the calm, thoughtful, and ultimately elusive reflections of M. Bergé on the dismantling of a legacy.

    May 11, 2011 | Full Review…
  • A true must-see if you adore fashion, interior design, the Sixties and Seventies, travel, and an exploration of depressed genius with guest appearances by Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger.

    Apr 14, 2011 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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