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Céline and Julie go boating – The quiet achiever of the French new wave goes epic.

How does one describe a film that encompasses the entire world in its enormity? This is easily one of my all time favourite films.  I love it for nostalgic reasons and I love it for itself. It is a holy epic, pure in its revelations, uncompromising in its commitment to its own depth. There is so much to say […]

My Night at Maud’s – Eric Rohmer and the spirit of the Nouvelle Vague

In  François Truffaut’s famously scathing essay about the state of the French Film in 1954 entitled “A certain tendency of French Cinema”  published in Cahiers du Cinéma, Truffaut writes about the unoriginality of the high prestige  “tradition of quality” films produced in France. He points out they are usually plodding adaptations with formulaic, anti-clerical and anti-bourgeois messages, […]