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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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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]

  • Alain Resnais dead at age 91


    Alain Resnais, one of the key figures of the New Wave and one of cinema's greatest visionaries died on Saturday in Paris. He was 91. [read more]

    Alain Resnais dies
  • NEW REVIEW! Chabrol's Innocents with Dirty Hands


    An alcoholic ex-film producer and his beautiful wife, Julie (Romy Schneider), live in a villa in St Tropez overlooking the sea. When a handsome neighbour comes across Julie sunbathing naked in the garden, it's the catalyst for a passionate affair and a plot to do away with... [read more]

    Innocents with Dirty Hands
  • NEW! Our Top 10 Jacques Rivette Films


    Counting down our choice of the greatest works of one of cinema's most uncompromising visionaries. [read more]

    La Belle Noiseuse
  • American New Wave


    From the 1950s to Direct Cinema to New Hollywood, learn all about the rise of the American New Wave in our new section. [enter here]

    Emmanuelle Riva
  • New section! French New Wave Women's Fashion


    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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