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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La guida di ÉCU ai film indie in…Francia!

È davvero difficile mettere tutte le informazioni rivelanti sul cinema indipendente francese in un solo articolo. Il cinema francese in generale è sempre stato in opposizione alla corrente hollywoodiana. Partiamo dal principio, letteralmente. I fratelli Lumière, o per essere precisi Louis Lumière è accreditato come l’invetore del cinema. Ha inventato la macchina cosìdetta telecamera nel […]

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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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