Jacques Rivette
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Festivals / Awards

Cannes : Special Jury Prize – Georges Melies Prize

Original title : MERRY-GO-ROUND
Drama | 1978 | 160'
Director: Jacques Rivette
Countries of production : France
Cast: Joe Dallessandro - Maria Schneider - Maurice Garrel - Françoise Prevost
Color - French - 2K restoration

Young American Ben and his French girlfriend Leo discover they have been called to the same rendezvous in Paris by the same person : Leo’s sister Elisabeth, who happens to be Ben’s ex-girlfriend. But Elisabeth fails to show up. A mysterious web of events follows, all linked to the disappearance of the young women’s father.

Other credits
  • Production: Sunshild Productions
  • Coproduction: INA
  • Script writers: Eduardo de Gregorio, Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman
  • Photo: William Lubtchansky
  • Music: Barre Phillips, John Surman