Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema


1h 50m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The least known massively influential person in international cinema, Pierre Rissient is a samurai warrior on behalf of the films he believes in. Instigator of the Cercle MacMahon, assistant director on "Breathless," champion of blacklisted filmmakers, confidant of Ford and Walsh, Hawks and Lang, Pi

Film Details

Also Known As
Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
Release Date
2007

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

The least known massively influential person in international cinema, Pierre Rissient is a samurai warrior on behalf of the films he believes in. Instigator of the Cercle MacMahon, assistant director on "Breathless," champion of blacklisted filmmakers, confidant of Ford and Walsh, Hawks and Lang, Pierre was the first to detect the potential of Clint Eastwood, director, brought Chinese cinema to Cannes with "Touch of Zen," discovered Jane Campion and has been a key behind-the-scenes figure in Cannes for more than forty years; he is also the only person who can circulate freely in the Palais du Festival at all hours in a t-shirt. In this film, surrounded by those he has promoted through the years, Pierre Rissient himself finally moves into the spotlight.

Film Details

Also Known As
Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
Release Date
2007

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2012

Released in United States Fall September 18, 2008

Released in United States May 2007

Released in United States November 2007

Released in United States September 2007

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Cannes Classics) May 16-27, 2007.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Real-Markable Stories) January 24-February 3, 2008.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Films) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real To Reel) September 6-15, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Real-Markable Stories) January 24-February 3, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Films) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States 2012 (Documentaries)

Released in United States May 2007 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Cannes Classics) May 16-27, 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real To Reel) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States Fall September 18, 2008

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Documentary Showcase) November 1-11, 2007.)