L'Amour Fou
L'Amour Fou (1969)

A director and his actress lover rehearse for a tragic play. Complications set in when their life at home affects their performances at work. The director professes his love for the woman while seeking comfort in the arms of other women in… More

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

L'Amour Fou, while possibly not a masterpiece, is a work of such interest, skill and intelligence that it deserves to be something better than a legend -- in what is, after all, still its own time.

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Nathan Lee
Film Comment Magazine

Directed with rigorous tact, L'Amour fou is unconcerned with speaking through any historical framework. It is devoted, rather, to the calm, thoughtful, and ultimately elusive reflections of M. Bergé on the dismantling of a legacy.

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This is unusual and adventurous cinema.

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Time Out

Rivette's claim to the status of a key innovator in contemporary cinema began with this film.

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Brandon Judell

A true must-see if you adore fashion, interior design, the Sixties and Seventies, travel, and an exploration of depressed genius with guest appearances by Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger.

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Alan Dale

The irony is subtle ... but irresistible for anyone interested in narrative paradox. L'Amour fou is one of the few movies, and one of the best, to deal directly with a literary subject.

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

You'd think a biopic with this title would have some passion, craziness or at least spark. But L'Amour Fou is surprisingly tepid about everything, to the point of being a little boring.

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Fernando F. Croce

Harrowing disintegration

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

L'Amour Fou is a transitional work for Jacques Rivette, the bridge to the superb Out 1 and its equally masterful re-edit Spectre.

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