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Is the French New Wave still relevant?

Themes and values from the French New Wave (FNW) have become commonplace in filmmaking. Do you think the theories and underpinnings of the movement are still relevant or important? If it is or is not in your mind, why?

  • interesting topic! before it's approved I would suggest adding a few film titles to serve as a frame of reference for whoever decides to take this topic. – ees 6 years ago
  • I agree with ees. This could make for a fascinating article. It would be interesting to explore how the FNW directors (Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer etc) have been affected by their own success. Did they stay true to the original intentions of the movement, for instance? What influenced their unique style of film making? – Amyus 6 years ago