IFI French New Wave Season this July

The French New Wave, or nouvelle vague, burst onto the scene at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. Their radical, personal and independent agenda gave birth to a set of filmmakers that helped shape European cinema to this day. The IFI will be screening ten of the key moments from the movement throughout July, giving audiences a chance to experience these masterpieces in depth and on the big screen.

François Truffaut helped to launch the movement with his semi-autobiographical work on childhood The 400 Blows, which will be screened on July 4th. Other films include Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless and Contempt and also covered in the season is the work of Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Marcel Camus.

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