Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient (2008)

Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient


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Most Americans -- even those who travel in film spheres -- will not immediately recognize the name of Pierre Rissient, but the lives of cinephiles have been invariably touched by him. A Cannes-based Gaul who enjoyed stints as a theater programmer, critic, and assistant director to Jean-Luc Godard on À Bout de Souffle (1959), Rissient found his niche working alongside eventual succès d'estime Bertrand Tavernier (La Mort en Direct) as a publicist. Armed with an extensive network of press contacts, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television
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American World Pictures (AWP)


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Unavoidably, an insidery affair. But even those who have never talked mise-en-scene...will be intrigued by this affectionate look at a legendary cinephile and prime mover of the movies.

Full Review… | September 18, 2008
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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A solid homage to one of the film industries unsung heroes.

Full Review… | August 1, 2009

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