36 views of the Pic Saint-Loup
|German title||36 views of the Pic Saint-Loup|
|Original title||36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup|
|Country of production||France , Italy|
Exactly one day before the summer tour starts, the owner of a small country circus tragically dies. To somehow save the season, the circus troupe turns to his eldest daughter, Kate. She turned her back on the circus 15 years ago, so the artists are all the more surprised that she lets herself be persuaded. On the way to her unloved circus, she meets Vittorio, who helps her with a car breakdown. Fascinated by Kate, he follows the circus and begins to settle into the daily routine of the artists. He even does a circus act. But what really draws him to the circus is to learn Kate's secret: Why did she leave the circus years ago to return after her father's death?
The film was shown for the first time as part of the competition at the 66th Venice Film Festival and subsequently at numerous international festivals, including on October 26, 2009 at the Viennale and on July 1, 2010 at the Munich Film Festival .
Cristina Nord wrote in the taz that Jacques Rivette's film was “a small film, a little old-fashioned like the traveling circus, but precisely in it round”. Rivette staged the film “without great emphasis or drama, but with mild humor and a preference for theatrical resolutions”.
- 36 views of the Pic Saint-Loup in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- 36 views of the Pic Saint-Loup on viennale.at
- Website for the film of the Austrian distributor
- French distributor website (French)
- Excerpt from the shooting