Two in the Wave is the story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; François Truffaut two years later. Love of movies brings them together. They write in the same magazines, Cahiers du Cinéma and Arts. When the younger of the two becomes a filmmaker with The 400 Blows, which triumphs in Cannes in 1959, he helps his older friend shift to directing, offering him a screenplay which already has a title, À bout de souffle, or Breathless. Through the 1960s the two loyally support each other. History and politics separate them in 1968, when Godard plunges into radical politics but Truffaut continues his career as before. Between the two of them, the actor Jean-Pierre Léaud is torn like a child caught between two separated and warring parents. Their friendship and their break-up embody the story of French cinema. –IMDb
Trabalhar com arquivo pode render filmes interessantes ou baboseiras históricas. O documentário "Godard, Truffaut e a Nouvelle Vague" explora os caminhos cruzados de dois autores seminais para o cinema contemporâneo. Da tendência para falar da 'juventude amorosa' nos primeiros filmes até as opções distintas - e rebeldes - em momento pós-1968, o filme, mesmo um tanto árido, é uma boa aula de cinema e cinefilia a ver.
Really disappointed. Felt like a student film essay come to life. Nothing new found here. Could have gone much deeper with both men, especially JLG, but chose to oddly cap off the whole film with a Jean-Pierre Leaud, who also deserved more credit, as the last lifeline of those two friends turned 'foes'. It gets a bit trivializing and consider the subject, and that is a really shocking failure of this documentary.
“The drive went into the filmmaking, in an effort to render an image of that fleeting apparition known as human experience.”