Video Essay: How the French New Wave Changed Cinema

Ah, the French New Wave, the film movement on which many young cinephiles cut their teeth. Its hip, moody black-and-white stories of love, violence, ennui, and social strife provide a perfect entrance into the private-made-public world of cinema. This remarkably detailed video essay both gives us the history of the movement and explains why its disjunctive essence has been so important to today’s filmmakers.

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Creators on Film History


French New Wave