French New Wave

How Bonnie and Clyde brought the French New Wave to Hollywood

By David Pountain

Arthur Penn’s seminal crime thriller owes a lot to the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut.

Watch the bold trailer for Jean-Luc Godard biopic Redoubtable

By Amy Bowker

The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius is back with a biopic about the French New Wave icon.

In praise of Philippe Garrel, unsung hero of the French New Wave

By Matt Thrift

The director has been producing casual masterpieces since 1964.

A “lost” Jean-Luc Godard film has turned up online

By Little White Lies

This early work from the French New Wave icon is a must-watch for cinephiles.

Is La La Land an homage to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?

By Stephen Puddicombe

Director Damien Chazelle has admitted this ’60s classic is a key influence on his forthcoming musical.

Why Jacques Rivette’s debut is an anti-New Wave classic

By Adam Cook

The late French master’s first film, Paris Belongs to Us, is now available courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

RIP Jacques Rivette – The filmmaker who helped me to love movies more

By David Jenkins

The French maestro has died at the age of 87, and leaves behind him an unimpeachable canon of work.

Breathless (1960)

By Laurence Boyce

Jean-Luc Godard’s masterpiece stands the test of time, still managing to feel incredibly fresh and exciting.

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