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.complete guide to the French New Wave and new wave cinema from around the world
 
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French New Wave Film Guide
The 400 Blows
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we take you through the best loved french new wave films [read more]

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  • SPECIAL OFFER! 2-for-1 Tickets to BFI's Woodfall Season

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    This April, the BFI pays tribute to Woodfall, the company that made British New Wave classics like Look Back in Anger, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey, and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Watch Trailer/Get Offer.

    Woodfalll
  • In Memoriam: Stéphane Audran 1932 - 2018

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    We are sorry to hear that French New Wave icon Stephane Audran has died at the age of 85. Her 20+ collaborations with husband Claude Chabrol include such classics as Les Biches, La Femme Infidele and Le Boucher.

    Stephane Audran
  • UPDATED! American New Wave: New Hollywood 1967-1969

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    From Bonnie and Clyde to Easy Rider: read about how the New Hollywood generation reinvented American cinema.

    Alain Jessua
  • The Evolution of Film Language by Andre Bazin

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    In what is probably his most influential article, Andre Bazin explores the evolution of film language from the silent era to the 1940s. [read more]

    Emmanuelle Riva
  • French New Wave Women's Fashion

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    We explore the style and influence of the French New Wave directors and their starlets on the fashion world from the 1960s to today. Includes a special feature on style icon Anna Karina! [read more]

    Anna Karina Fashion

Updated! Top Ten Lists
Jules and Jim
Already seen the classics and ready for more?
we break down the best of the best, by director, actor, style, and content [read more]
Film Encyclopedia
all French New Wave Films
So, what films are French New Wave, anyway?
see our full index of films by title + the latest reviews [read more]
Articles
all French New Wave Films
Interested in the theory, style & ideas behind the films?
seminal texts + articles from New Wave fashion to politics [read more]


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