Tag Archives: Nouvelle Vague

Reflections on Jacques Rivette’s “La Belle Noiseuse” [1991 France]

Jacques Rivette is one of the very few nouvelle vague directors who is impossible to pigeon-hole – he has consistently experimented with cinema using different genres, techniques, and narratives, embodying the true spirit of French New Wave itself.
At first … Continue reading

Posted in Emmanuelle Béart, France, Jacques Rivette | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Arielle Dombasle & co in “Pauline à la Plage” [1983 France]

The great Eric Rohmer took a while getting into directing films, and has since been a bit of an enigma. He finds himself in the pantheon of the Nouvelle Vague, but is quite unlike his peers in terms of … Continue reading

Posted in Eric Rohmer, France | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mariangela Melato & Sandra Julien in Claude Chabrol’s “Nada” [1974 France]

It’s Nouvelle Vague time – I’ll start Claude Chabrol’s filmography with one of his lesser known films, “Nada” [Eng. Title: The Nada Gang], a crime thriller centred around a fictitious anarchist group who called themselves N.A.D.A.
This isn’t your typical … Continue reading

Posted in Claude Chabrol, France, Mariangela Melato | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anna Karina & others in Godard’s “Vivre Sa Vie BR720 [France 1962]

What better way to kick-start ‘Nouvelle Vague’ or the French New Wave cinema in the blog than introducing two of its most illustrious figureheads in a single post – the legendary writer-director Jean-Luc Godard and the equally vibrant and … Continue reading

Posted in France, Jean-Luc Godard | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment