Gang of Four | Jacques Rivette, 1988
An actress studies, touches, and reveres a downsized copy of Raphael’s St. George (c.1504), one of two early paintings by the artist depicting the legend of Saint George slaying the dragon.
This was originally posted on my Tumblr just after seeing Gang of Four for the first time in April 2015. It was also my first experience with the work of Jacques Rivette, and to say Gang of Four showed me something in cinema that I'd never seen before would not be enough. I think about this film, and this filmmaker, all the time, and I hope one day to be able to express my admiration for Rivette in words. Right now, however, all there is to say is that cinema is all the better for having him.