A retrospective of French New Wave filmmakers
Broadway Moma, in collaboration with the French Embassy in China and the Institut français, presents a retrospective of French New Wave cinema with screenings of some of the most memorable films of Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Bresson and Leos Carax in Jinan, Wuhan, Wuxi and Kunming.
The ‘French New Wave’ (La nouvelles vague) is a term that refers to a new generation of filmmakers that appeared between 1958 and 1962, born out of the film magazine Notebooks on Cinema (Cahiers du Cinéma). The New Wave movement sought a new form of cinematographic expression and offered a new vision of social reality. This generation had, without a doubt, a considerable impact on the international filmmaking world and is the most famous period of the French cinema.