SPOTLIGHT – HOU HSIAO HSIEN

Français At the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien won his first Award director for “The Assassin.” After being nominated six times to Cannes, this award comes late for him. At 68 years old, Hou Hsiao-hsien is one of the most important Asian filmmakers of this generation. Hou Hsiao-hsien began his film career in 1973. […]

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SPOTLIGHT – JEAN-LUC GODARD

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen a French film director: Jean-Luc Godard. Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris (France) in 1930 into a very rich family. He attended the Sorbone University studying ethnology where he ended his studies in 1949. He is considered one of the most important representatives of the French film movement “Nouvelle Vague” (“New Wave”), as well as one of the most […]

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ECU’S GUIDE TO INDIE FILM SCENE IN…FRANCE

It is a real challenge to put all the relevant information about French independent cinema into one article.  The French cinema in general has always been an opposition to the mainstream Hollywood. Let’s start from the beginning, literally.  The  French Lumière brothers, or to be more precise Louis Lumière is credited for being the inventor […]

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Parisian Landscapes: Cléo de 5 à 7 in the 14th Arrondissement

Bringing a feminine approach to the largely-masculine dominated cinematic era of the Nouvelle Vague, Agnes Varda has been a pioneer of French feminist cinema for over 40 years. Cléo de 5 à 7 traces 2 hours in a woman’s life as she travels around Paris anxiously awaiting medical test results. One of the key scenes […]

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