- Rissient, Pierre
- (August 4, 1936, Paris, France - )A movie buff since his teenage years, he was an assistant director (1960 A Bout de Souffle / UK: By a Tether / USA: Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard; 1963 A Cause, à Cause d'une Femme / UK: Because of a Woman / USA: Because, Because of a Woman, Michel Deville) before working as a publicist and becoming an untiring defender of American and Asian cinema. He notably contributed to make famous in France such directors as Lino Brocka and King-Hu. He also worked as an associate producer (2000 Boesman and Lena, John Berry, South Africa / France; 2001 L'Anglaise et le Duc / USA: The Lady and the Duke, Eric Rohmer) and appeared as himself in several documentaries (2000 Fritz Lang, le Cercle du Destin—Les Films allemands, documentary, Jorge Dana; 2007 F., documentary, Tze Chuan Chew, Singapore; Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient, documentary, as himself, Todd McCarthy, USA).Filmography1961 ◘ La Passe de trois (short)◘ Les Genoux d'Ariane (short)1975 ◘ One Night Stand / Alibis (also screenwriter, dialogist; unreleased)1981 ◘ Cinq et la Peau (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; France / Philippines)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.