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Podcast: French New Wave Movie Series

Podcast: French New Wave Movie Series

At the start of 2016, we knew there were some classic films and directors that we either needed to catch up with or get to know better. So, we started off the year in our first series diving into the rich filmography of Andrei Tarkovsky, which was a really great series, and now we are headed into the artistic world of the French New Wave. We’ll dive into both sides of the bank and try to cover as much ground as we can, including the works of Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Alain Resnais and Agnès Varda.

Breathless – Jean-Luc Godard, 1960

Grades
Brendan: A
JD: B-
Shannon: C-

Listen to our review of Breathless below as heard on Episode 177.

The 400 Blows – François Truffaut, 1959

Grades
JD: A+
Brendan: A+
Daniel: A+

Listen to our review of The 400 Blows below as heard on Episode 179.

Hiroshima mon amour – Alain Resnais, 1959

Grades
JD: A
Brendan: A

Listen to our review of Hiroshima mon amour below as heard on Episode 180.

Cleo From 5 to 7 – Agnès Varda, 1962

Grades
JD: A
Brendan: A-
Matthew: B

Listen to our review of Cleo From 5 to 7 below as heard on Episode 181.

Vivre sa vie – Jean-Luc Godard, 1962

Grades
JD: A-
Brendan: A-

Listen to our review of Vivre sa vie below as heard on Episode 183.

And with that, we finally conclude our French New Wave Movie Series. We hope you enjoyed the conversations we had surrounding the films we chose to discuss. Whether you agree or disagree with anything we had to say about these films, we’d love to hear from you. Leave any comments you have in the comment section below or hit us up on social media.

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I’m good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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