27/05/2009 06:04

Nouvelle Vague Selection

At Cinema City Film and Media Festival, as part of the Nouvelle Vague selection, five films of the most significant authors of the French "New Wave" will be presented.

Nouvelle Vague represents a unique revolution in French cinematography. It appeared in the 1950s when film stopped being a common "observer" of reality and became an original work of the author. Original style and film language were emphasised, therefore these elements of film became more important than the story itself. The peak of "New Wave" film modernism is expressed through equalling the status of film with the status of any other artwork, as well as through insisting on artistic freedom and individual style of the author. So, film becomes (another) way of expressing through art.

The most significant representatives of "New Wave" are Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette...

At Cinema City Film and Media Festival, the programme of Nouvelle Vague selection presents the film, Jean-Luc Godard's masterpiece, Breathless which is considered to be the manifesto of "New Wave". Then, Truffaut's first film called The 400 Blows. This film is a remarkable example of the authors presence in a work, since the biographical elements of the protagonist are in fact the director's alter ego. Nouvelle Vague selection presents to the audience of Cinema City festival another Godard's film, the legendary SF from 1965, called Alphaville, as well as Resnais's surreal romance Last Year at Marienbad. The fifth film which will be presented in this selection at Film and Media Festival, is the legendary creation of director Truffaut, Jules and Jim, the most famous ménage à trois in history of world cinematography.