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Pierre Rissient

Pierre Rissient is cult figure from the world of cinema. Programmer, publicist, director and producer, but above all a huge talent scout and active cinephile. Quentin Tarantino says that “he is a samurai warrior for the films that he loves”. In the fifties, he was a fervent defender of the blacklisted Joseph Losey, Jules Dassin and Donald Trumbo. He is Godard’s assistant on Breathless. In 1968, he gathered signatures in Hollywood from his friends Fritz Lang, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel to bring back Henri Langlois at the head of the French Cinematheque. A key figure of the Cannes Festival, he discovered Jane Campion and was the first to stood for Clint Eastwood as a director. He is A Man of Cinema, as per film critic Todd McCarthy’s documentary title on the man.

One of the greatest cinephiles recommends five films.

01

Pursued, Raoul Walsh, 1947

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A film that shows all the powers of cinema. And you need to see two other of his movies:

02

Objective, Burma!, Raoul Walsh, 1945

03

Gentleman Jim, Raoul Walsh, 1942

04

Siti, Eddie Cahyono, 2014

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A very promising film that shows we never know where the next talent will come from. It is directed by a young Indonesian director called Eddie Cahyono who teaches cinema outside of the capital. I discovered the film at the Singapore Festival and brought it to Telluride.

05

Yurusarezaru Mono, Lee Sang-il, 2013

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A Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. I have discovered it at the Busan Film Festival in Korea. It's at the same time faithful to Eastwood's film and entirely personal.

01 Pursued, Raoul Walsh, 1947

Watch the film

01

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A film that shows all the powers of cinema. And you need to see two other of his movies:

02 Objective, Burma!, Raoul Walsh, 1945

Watch the film

02

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03 Gentleman Jim, Raoul Walsh, 1942

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04 Siti, Eddie Cahyono, 2014

Watch the trailer

04

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A very promising film that shows we never know where the next talent will come from. It is directed by a young Indonesian director called Eddie Cahyono who teaches cinema outside of the capital. I discovered the film at the Singapore Festival and brought it to Telluride.

05 Yurusarezaru Mono, Lee Sang-il, 2013

Watch the film

05

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A Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. I have discovered it at the Busan Film Festival in Korea. It's at the same time faithful to Eastwood's film and entirely personal.

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