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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
Need help on where to start?
we take you through the best loved french new wave films [read more]

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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]
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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