La Belle Noiseuse

La Belle Noiseuse

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noisseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker) is an intimate exploration of art and eroticism, providing fascinating insight into the creative process.

The legendary director’s complex character study follows Edouard Frenhofer (Michel Piccoli), a reclusive painter who lives in the French countryside with his wife (Jane Birkin). Their lives are radically upended when a younger artist (David Bursztein) and his girlfriend (Emmanuel Béart) visit, and the young woman becomes Edouard’s muse, awakening his fading passions.

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Runtime 238 Minutes
Release date 1991
Certificate
  • Certification: 15