Marilù Parolini

Maria Ludovica (Marilù) Parolini (1931–2012) was an Italian photographer and screenwriter.

Marilù Parolini
Maria Ludovica Parolini

(1931-09-18)18 September 1931
Cremona, Italy
Died21 April 2012(2012-04-21) (aged 80)
OccupationPhotographer, screenwriter
Years active1957–1992
SpouseJacques Rivette (divorced)

Parolini moved to Paris in 1957 and worked as a secretary at Cahiers du cinéma from 1960 to 1962. There she met members of the French New Wave and worked as a set photographer for Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette and Agnès Varda, taking some of the most iconic photographs of the New Wave. During this period, she appeared in Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's cinéma vérité documentary Chronique d'un été (1961).[1]

She later returned to Italy and worked with Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci, with whom she also collaborated as a screenwriter. She also worked with directors Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. She was married to Rivette and collaborated on his improvisational scripts on several films, including L'amour fou (1969), Duelle and Noroît (both 1976). They later divorced but maintained their professional relationship.

Parolini was the subject of the documentary L'amica delle rondini (Friend of the Swallows, 2009).[2][3]


  1. ^ "Le HuffPost : actualités et infos décalées en continu, en France et dans le monde". Le HuffPost (in French). Retrieved 2022-10-30.
  2. ^ di Laurea, Tesi (2013). L'amica delle rondini. Marilù Parolini dalla scena al ricordo. Memorie e visioni di cinema e fotografia (PDF) (in Italian). Anno Accademico. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Pozzi, Irene (February 22, 2013). "L'amica delle rondini. Marilù Parolini dalla scena al ricordo. Memorie e visioni di cinema e fotografia" (in Italian). Università Ca' Foscari Venezia. Retrieved February 13, 2015.

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