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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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  • Jeanne Moreau, an icon of the French New Wave and one of cinema's greatest actresses, has died at the age of 89.

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    Jeanne Moreau (23 January, 1928 - 31 July, 2017) was a French actress whose strong character, sensual, expressive features and enigmatic air of mystery made her one of the most celebrated film stars in cinema history ... [read more]

    Hitchcock/Truffaut
  • NEW! 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
  • NEW! The BFI's Geoff Andrew on Jean-Pierre Melville

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    In anticipation of the British Film Institute's major Melville retrospective, we interview the season's curator, Geoff Andrew, about the influences that shaped Melville and the defining characteristics of his cinematic vision... [read more]

    Melville
  • American New Wave: New Hollywood 1970-1971

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    From Five Easy Pieces to The Last Picture Show, read about how the New Hollywood generation reinvented American cinema. [read more]

    American New Wave
  • 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

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Jules and Jim
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we break down the best of the best, by director, actor, style, and content [read more]
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see our full index of films by title + the latest reviews [read more]
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