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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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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Der ÉCU Guide für die Indie-Filmszene in…Frankreich!

Es ist eine große Herausforderung alle relevanten Infos über das französische Independent-Kino in einen einzigen Artikel zu packen. Das französische Kino an sich war schon immer gegensätzlich zum Hollywood-Mainstream Also am Besten im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes von ganz vorn beginnen. Die französischen Brüder Lumière gelten als Erfinder des Kinos, um genauer zu sein, Louis […]

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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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