36 vues du Pic Saint Loup (Around a Small Mountain)
36 vues du Pic Saint Loup (Around a Small Mountain) (2010)

Jacques Rivette co-wrote and directed this intimate story of familial bonds and the life of the artist. Kate (Jane Birkin) was raised on the road, touring with the small circus run by her father, but after a disagreement she left her dad to… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 9, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Rivette is 82 now, and his best work may be behind him.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Marvelous to contemplate and changing slightly every time you see it.

Miriam Bale
Film Comment Magazine

elegant, simple structure ( ... ) Rivette provides a male lead, finally, to rival his decades of devotion to actresses from Juliet Berto and Jane Birkin to Geraldine Chaplin and Bulle Ogier

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Sometimes a film is simply a story we might have found interesting to live.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The cast is first-rate, as is the cinematography by Irina Lubtchansky. But the story, co-written by Rivette, is paper-thin and stagy.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It has most of Rivette's usual touches, and it's charming, but it just seems to go by too fast without settling on anything.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

An elaborate trifle that can be either beguiling or baffling depending on your point of view.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Never is the material excited into the kind of playful uncertainty that Rivette all but trademarked; the inertness of the performances robs the movie of spirit.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Was too slight and wasn't entertaining enough for me to go gaga over it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Even with a relatively brief running time, Jacques Rivette is in no hurry with the deliberate pacing in his latest film, "Around a Small Mountain," as… More