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8 Ratings

Aux quatre coins

Directed by Jacques Rivette
France, 1949
Short, Avant-Garde


An early “practice film” of visual experimentation.

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Aux quatre coins Directed by Jacques Rivette

Critics reviews

Rivette plays with blocking, expressing meaning through objects, and positions, well testing out how shots, often purposefully mis-matched, can relate to one another both in narrative and in abstraction.
January 04, 2017
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A couple kiss in their dark room and—blink—they’re re-seen, re-configured, as a different couple kissing in a field, transported to Renoir’s A Day in the Country. A rhyme, rebirth, or re-imagination? We are in Cocteau’s world for sure—or that of David Lynch to follow. Rivette is already speaking the playful language of cinema’s dreams.
October 06, 2016
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