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one to ones with directors, actors, academics and others connected with the nouvelle vague.
  • Alain Jessua talks to one of France's most innovative directors in an exclusive interview about his life and work. (translated from French.)
  • Raymond Cauchetier talks to the legendary photographer whose photographs defined and documented the French New Wave. (translated from French.)
  • Serge Toubiana
    Ahead of the release in cinemas of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut, for which he co-wrote the screenplay, spoke to M. Toubiana about the film and his friendship with Francois Truffaut.
  • Kent Jones on 'Hitchcock/Truffaut'
    Ahead of its cinema release we talk to director Kent Jones about his film Hitchcock/Truffaut, a documentary about the seminal book of interviews between Truffaut and his hero, Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Geoff Andrew on Eric Rohmer interviews Head of the Film Programme at the BFI, Geoff Andrew, who talks about Rohmer’s films and his own personal recollections of the director.

  • Michael Witt on Jean-Luc Godard
    In conjunction with the BFI’s major retrospective of Jean-Luc Godard’s 60-year career, we asked the season’s co-curator Michael Witt for his thoughts on what makes Godard such a unique and important filmmaker.

  • Peter Hames on Vera Chytilová
    To celebrate the BFI’s season Defiance and Compassion: The Films of Vera Chytilová, we asked film scholar Peter Hames for his insights into the life and career of one of the defining figures of the Czechoslovak New Wave.
  • Geoff Andrew on Martin Scorsese interviews Head of the Film Programme at the BFI, Geoff Andrew, about the life and work of Martin Scorsese.

Classic Interviews

Truffaut and Hitchcock

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut
    In late August 1962, Francois Truffaut carried out a week of all day interviews with Alfred Hitchcock covering his life and work in cinema. The tapes, re-discovered by Serge Toubiana in the 1990s, can be heard here in full, in audio format.
  • Jean-Luc Godard interviewed by Tom Milne prior to the first screening of Vivre sa vie (1962) at the London Film Festival.

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