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After the New Wave

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The French New Wave far too often steals the spotlight from the next generation of filmmakers who came after. We aim to bring new focus on French directors who got started in the early 1970s, in a new series of films by Bertrand Blier, Alain Corneau, Jacques Doillon, Bertrand Tavernier, and André Téchiné.

Police Python 357

Alain Corneau West Germany, 1976

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After the New Wave

An adaptation of Kenneth Fearing’s classic suspense novel, as well as drawing unique influence from the likes of Dirty Harry and other classic American crime thrillers, Police Python 357 proves that France’s Second Wave could do genre too—and perhaps even with greater skill than their predecessors.

Nocturne indien

Alain Corneau France, 1989

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Alain Corneau is best known in recent years for having his final film Love Crime, later remade by Brian De Palma. Before this, Corneau’s eclectic cinematic project took to India with this forlorn psychological examination of male friendship gone awry. A frequently startling venture into melancholy.

Buffet froid

Bertrand Blier France, 1979

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Bertrand Blier is a talent largely undiscovered by Western audiences despite his Academy Award winning 1978 film, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs. He followed with Buffet froid, a satire which uniquely mixes the crime film with black comedy for deliriously heightened sense of tone, style, and rhythm.

Let Joy Reign Supreme

Bertrand Tavernier France, 1975

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Bertrand Tavernier’s cinema practices an innate understanding of recreating history and Let Joy Reign Supreme is no exception. Blending a colorful sense of French history with razor-sharp satire and a perfectly pitched cast, this is a lively journey into a society at the threshold of collapse.

L.627

Bertrand Tavernier France, 1992

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A cop film antithetical to its Hollywood counterparts, Tavernier’s great mid-90s genre film showcases the lessons of street-level realism inherited from the French New Wave. No nonsense—inspired by the drug use of Tavernier’s son and co-written by a police vet—and all the more gripping for it.

It All Starts Today

Bertrand Tavernier France, 1999

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French cinema has produced some of the most incisive looks at education, and this underrated effort from Bertrand Tavernier is no exception. The economic depression of a small town poses threats to individualism and most importantly, the sanctity of childhood in this rousing, brave political film.

Safe Conduct

Bertrand Tavernier Germany, 2002

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In his most underrated film, Tavernier bravely unveils the experiences of some of his earliest collaborators from the French film industry—their struggles and subtle resistance—amidst life under occupation. A testament to the power of cinema as community and the purpose art must find during wartime.

Alice and Martin

André Téchiné France, 1998

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The dark past of Martin Sauvagnac (Alexis Loiret), involving his tyrannical father, comes back to haunt him when he learns that his girlfriend Alice (Juliette Binoche) is pregnant. Olivier Assayas, Gilles Taurand and director Téchiné collaborated on the screenplay for this drama.

A Week's Vacation

Bertrand Tavernier France, 1980

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With an enveloping lightness of touch, this anecdotal trip through Lyon is an unassuming yet complex portrait of a woman at a crossroads. Brimming with the observational beauty of a city symphony, Tavernier’s film is a warm reminder about the influence the most meaningful bonds have upon one’s life.

My Favorite Season

André Téchiné France, 1993

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Téchiné received 2 César nominations (including Best Director) for this chronicle of familial estrangement. Likened to the work of John Cassavetes in part due to his incisive understanding of the many complexities of family & masculinity, this intimate drama is one of great French films of the 90s.

I Don't Kiss

André Téchiné France, 1991

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After the New Wave

The French New Wave far too often steals the spotlight from the next generation of filmmakers who came after. We aim to bring new focus on French directors who got started in the 70s, in a new series including Alain Corneau, Jacques Doillon, Bertrand Tavernier, and here, the wonderful André Téchiné.

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