L'Amour Fou (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

L'Amour Fou (1969)

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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

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Critic Reviews for L'Amour Fou

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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.

November 12, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Rivette's claim to the status of a key innovator in contemporary cinema began with this film.

November 12, 2007 | Full Review…
Time Out
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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…
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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

Harrowing disintegration

August 28, 2009 | Full Review…
CinePassion

This is unusual and adventurous cinema.

November 12, 2007 | Full Review…
Film4

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