King Lear (1987) – Jean-Luc Godard

King Lear (1987) – Jean-Luc Godard

 

  King Lear is a 1987 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in the style of experimental French New Wave cinema. The script was primarily by Peter Sellars and Tom Luddy, and was originally assigned to Norman Mailer. It is not a typical cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear, although …

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Don’t Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

 

 Anne de Boissy and Lore Fournier are two adolescent Angevin girls who stay at a Catholic boarding school. Both have affluent and conservative families living in the countryside and on becoming friends and later lovers, the two decide to join forces in their malicious rebellion. When Anne’s parents take a long trip and leave Anne …

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Mon Oncle (1958) Jacques Tati

Mon Oncle (1958) Jacques Tati

 

  The film centers on the socially awkward yet lovable character of Monsieur Hulot and his quixotic struggle with postwar France’s infatuation with modern architecture, mechanical efficiency and consumerism. As with most Tati films, Mon Oncle is largely a visual comedy; color and lighting are employed to help tell the story. The dialogue in Mon …

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Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

 

 Shoot the Piano Player (French: Tirez sur le pianiste; UK title: Shoot the Pianist) is a 1960 French crime drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Charles Aznavour as the titular pianist. It is based on the novel Down There by David Goodis. A washed-up classical pianist, Charlie Kohler/Edouard Saroyan (Charles Aznavour), bottoms out …

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Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

 

 Mississippi Mermaid (French: La sirène du Mississipi) is a 1969 French romantic drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Adapted from the 1947 novel Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, the film is about a tobacco planter on Réunion island in the Indian Ocean who becomes engaged through correspondence …

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Two English Girls (1971)

Two English Girls (1971)

 

 Two English Girls (original French title: Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent, UK Title: Anne and Muriel), is a 1971 French romantic drama film directed by François Truffaut and adapted from a 1956 novel of the same name by Henri-Pierre Roché. It stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Claude, Kika Markham as Anne, and Stacey Tendeter as …

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The Story of Adele H. (1975)

The Story of Adele H. (1975)

 

 The Story of Adele H. (French: L’Histoire d’Adèle H.) is a 1975 French historical drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, and Sylvia Marriott. Written by Truffaut, Jean Gruault, and Suzanne Schiffman, the film is about Adèle Hugo, the daughter of writer Victor Hugo, whose obsessive unrequited love for a …

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Le joli mai (1963)

Le joli mai (1963)

 

 https://youtu.be/-SZrEaigk6o Le Joli Mai (“The Lovely Month of May”)is a 1963 French documentary film by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme. Beginning in the Spring of 1962, just after the close of the Algerian War and the Évian Accords, Marker and his camera operator Pierre Lhomme shot 55 hours of footage interviewing random people on the …

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Le Feu Follet (1963) – Short Movie Clip

 

  The Fire Within (French: Le feu follet, meaning “The Manic Fire” or “Will-o’-the-Wisp”) is a 1963 French drama film directed by Louis Malle. It is based on the novel Will O’ the Wisp by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle which itself was inspired by the life of Jacques Rigaut. The film stars Maurice Ronet, Jeanne …

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Alphaville (1965)

 

 Alphaville combines the genres of dystopian science fiction and film noir. There are no special effects or elaborate sets; instead, the film was shot in real locations in Paris, the night-time streets of the capital becoming the streets of Alphaville, while modernist glass and concrete buildings (in 1965 they were new and strange architectural designs) …

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L eau chaude, l eau frette (1976)

L eau chaude, l eau frette (1976)

 

 In one neighborhood, while one has a party to the usurer the corner, teenagers are plotting an assassination. Angle St. Denis and Rachel, the most beautiful terrace in the east of Montreal, the place to make a feast delusional that shatters all the tensions in a marginal environment. “I turned into bars and grills, because …

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