Va Savoir Reviews

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June 17, 2013
Although the acting and recombinant twists of the plot dance with spontaneity, Rivette's mise-en-scène is precision exemplified.
August 7, 2008
November 12, 2007
It's an engaging diversion from a master director who, at the ripe age of 78, appears to be once again at the top of his game.
November 12, 2007
Jacques Rivette's playful romance takes time to find its feet, yet its leisurely charm and generous compassion towards its characters proves a winning combination.
February 27, 2007
In its artistic quality, subtle complexity, and thematic concerns Rivette's film recalls Renoir's Rules of the Game and particularly Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, which also deals with a theatrical troupe and the notion of life versus art
May 19, 2004
If true love is a state in which each sees the other as he or she would most want to be seen (and maybe it isn't), then Va savoir (Who Knows) is the definition of true love.
June 19, 2003
May 20, 2003
Leave it to the French to release a film that refuses to pander to the lowest common denominator.
December 23, 2002
It's slight, contrived and conceited. But, oh, for more films as flawed as this one.
October 30, 2002
It's possible to walk away with either a warm glow or thinking, so what? To which I'd reply by quoting the translation of the title: who knows?
August 17, 2002
Rivette and his players know that exploring the unanswerable is where the fun and riches lie. Anyone who treasures precisely tuned direction and meaningful dialogue will agree.
March 29, 2002
An intelligent, sophisticated hymn to modern-day relationships.
March 5, 2002
This might sound terribly convoluted, but on screen it plays out simply and humorously.
February 28, 2002
Rivette deftly entertains while intellectually posing conundrums and revealing the complexity of human desires.
January 25, 2002
A generally wonderful experience, though it should come with a warning posted outside the theatre: Not for the impatient.
January 10, 2002
Slow but savvy look at what we do for love.
January 8, 2002
Rivette's examination of the nature of relationships is witty and light-hearted.
January 6, 2002
Don't miss it.
January 3, 2002
An enchanting entertainment that offers a number of laughs while dispensing an equal number of romantic truths.
January 1, 2002
Rivette manages the complex choreography of his characters with virtuoso comic timing.
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