The French Nouvelle Vague Cinema
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As much as the new wave style was inspired by the plights of the French population after the war, the existential philosophy resulting from them, and their attempts to break the conventions of Hollywood, the new wave directors wanted nothing more than to be held in a similar regard as they held their idols, and to create films that were truly authentic, and truly theirs • Amanda Natiello

François Truffaut film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and film critic. -> Films: "Jules et Jim" "Fahrenheit both with actor Oskar Werner.

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cinematographer Raoul Coutard.

Jean Seberg & Jean-Paul Belmondo, A bout de souffle, Jean-Luc Godard, 1960

Jean-Pierre Léaud in 'The 400 Blows', 1959 directed by François Truffaut

Jean-Pierre Léaud, from Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)

Luis Bunuel on set

Short films are one of the easiest ways for inexperienced filmmakers to gain recognition and break into the film industry.

Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Luc Godard's  À bout de souffle (1960).

Jean-Paul Belmondo in À bout de souffle, directed by Jean-Luc Godard,

Jean-Pierre Léaud & Chantal Goya. Jean-Luc Godard's 1966 film "Masculin féminin".

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Chantal Goya in Masculin féminin (Jean-Luc Godard,

Jeanne Moreau, c.1962.

Jeanne Moreau in ''Eva'', directed by Joseph Losey, 1962 © BFI (British Film Institute).

Jean Luc Godard‘s French New Wave classic “A BOUT DE SOUFFLE”

Jean-Luc Godard and Jean Seberg on the set of Breathless / A bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard, France,

A Louis Malle movie with Catherine Demongeot, & Philippe Noiret. Design by Rehak, 1960, Zazie (Zazie dans le Metro). (G)

German version movie poster, "Zazie dans le métro", a Louis Malle movie.