La Belle Noiseuse


3h 58m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A middle-aged painter, encouraged by his young protege, completes a long-abandoned portrait.

Film Details

Also Known As
Divertimento, belle noiseuse
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Fr3 Films Productions; Languedoc-Roussillon Region; Pierre Grise Productions; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
MK2 INTERNATIONAL/THE COHEN MEDIA GROUP (CMG); MK2 USA; Curzon Artificial Eye; Mk2 International; New Yorker Films; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Shapira Films

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 58m

Synopsis

A middle-aged painter, encouraged by his young protege, completes a long-abandoned portrait.

Film Details

Also Known As
Divertimento, belle noiseuse
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Fr3 Films Productions; Languedoc-Roussillon Region; Pierre Grise Productions; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
MK2 INTERNATIONAL/THE COHEN MEDIA GROUP (CMG); MK2 USA; Curzon Artificial Eye; Mk2 International; New Yorker Films; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Shapira Films

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Named best foreign film of 1991 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States August 1991

Released in United States Fall October 4, 1991

Released in United States November 8, 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States on Video March 23, 1994

Released in United States September 1991

Re-released in United States on Video May 30, 1995

Re-released in United States September 17, 1993

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (out of competition) August 7-16, 1991.

Shown at MIFED in Milan October 20-25, 1991.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 22 - September 2, 1991.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 20 - October 6, 1991.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival September 27 - October 6, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.

The Japanese government granted the organizers of the 1991 Tokyo International Film Festival special permission to screen "La Belle Noiseuse," which violates censorship laws by showing frontal nudity and pubic hair.

Film was "freely adapted" from a Balzac novel.

A shortened version of "La Belle Noiseuse" called "Divertimento" was made from outtakes from the longer film.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 22 - September 2, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 20 - October 6, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival September 27 - October 6, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (The Japanese government granted the organizers of the 1991 Tokyo International Film Festival special permission to screen "La Belle Noiseuse," which violates censorship laws by showing frontal nudity and pubic hair.)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 1994

Re-released in United States on Video May 30, 1995

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (out of competition) August 7-16, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.)

Re-released in United States September 17, 1993 (under title "Divertimento"; New York City)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at MIFED in Milan October 20-25, 1991.)

Released in United States Fall October 4, 1991

Released in United States November 8, 1991 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Rivettians - The Films of Jacques Rivette" November 15 - December 15, 1996.)