Archive for the ‘french new wave’ Category

Brigitte Bardot (Camille Javal), Michel Piccoli (Paul Javal), Jack Palance (Jeremy Prokosch), Giorgia Moll (Francesca Vanini), Fritz Lang (Fritz Lang). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 103 minutes. Breathless cost Godard nothing. He filmed it on a handheld camera, created the impression of a sophisticated tracking shot by pushing his cinematographer along the pavement in a […]


Jean-Paul Belmondo (Ferdinand / Pierrot), Anna Karina (Marianne). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 110 minutes. A completely anarchic, impenetrable bugger of a film, Pierrot le Fou is bound to leave you as alienated and enraged as cinema can. It’s Godard at his most elusive. He’s made a film […]


Anna Karina (Nana), Brice Parain (The philosopher), Sady Rebbot (Raoul), André S. Labarthe (Paul). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 83 minutes. It’s no coincidence that Godard’s wife and New Wave muse, Anna, has only had her name changed to Nana for the purposes of Vivre Sa Vie. The […]


Jean-Paul Belmondo (Michel Poiccard), Jean Seberg (Patricia Franchini). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: PG. Running time: 90 minutes. This review has already taken ten minutes to make before I’ve even started writing. The question bugging me was; which still to treat you to? Eventually, with slight reservations, I decided on the […]


In this comic tale loosely tied together by the desire of a woman to have a baby, Jean-Luc Godard spends eighty minutes bombarding us with visual gags, exaggerated petty fall-outs between a couple in their apartment, and funky music set to the streets of Paris. It is ultimately a stage created for Miss Karina, who […]