During the 1960s the French Nouvelle Vague (“New Wave”) revolutionised world cinema by tearing up the rulebook. Film was now seen as a medium of personal expression and experimentation, leading to the rise of the “auteur” with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. This course will explore the factors which led to the emergence of the Nouvelle Vague, how it differed from the cinematic norms of the time, and the key figures within the movement. Furthermore, it will examine how the Nouvelle Vague influenced filmmaking across the world and what happened to French cinema in its aftermath. Plus, of course, some of the most innovative, exciting and joyous films ever made. Fantastique!

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