Reviews and Blog Posts: French Film; 1960s; New Wave; Godard

Take-Home Cinematheque: The French New Wave

Jean Seberg kisses Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless (1960).

Like the Cinémathèque Française, where young French filmmakers like, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut received their early cinematic education, the Denver Public Library preserves and makes available a large collection of films from a variety of eras and cultures, as well a number of books and articles on film history and criticism.  Channel the spirit of the nouvelle vague and let DPL turn your living room into a screening room. Vive la France!

Motivated by an intense love of all things cinematic, the core group of directors associated with the New Wave -- Godard, Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer -- transformed themselves from film lovers to film critics, and from film critics to film directors.

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