Divertimento is director Jacques Rivette’s two-hour version of his four-hour La Belle Noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker). It is proof that less is less. The story of a blocked painter (Michel Piccoli) and a headstrong young model (Emanuelle Béart) needs all four hours to explore the complex and painful interchanges between creation and inspiration. What had been a beautiful, compelling film, filled with erotic and emotional buzz and a truly painterly use of light, is now half a beautiful, compelling one. C+
Divertimento Divertimento is director Jacques Rivette's two-hour version of his four-hour La Belle Noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker...DivertimentoForeign LanguageUnrated Divertimento is director Jacques Rivette's two-hour version of his four-hour La Belle Noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker...1995-06-09
Genre: Foreign Language; Starring: Emmanuelle Baart, Michel Piccoli; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted June 9 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Listen to David Tennant explain Einstein's theory of general relativity
- See the fiery opening title sequence for 'The Shannara Chronicles'
- Daniel Radcliffe is jealous of Eddie Redmayne's 'Fantastic Beasts' costume
- Ron Howard set to direct thriller 'The Girl Before'
- Ice-T and Coco welcome daughter Chanel Nicole
- John Stamos shares high school prom throwback photo
- Chris Miller shares an update on 'The Lego Movie' sequel