Tag: The French New Wave

The 400 Blows [1959]: An unsentimental film about Adolescence

I did read quite a bit about Francois Truffaut before watching ‘The 400 Blows’ and found the man notoriously interesting. Before Truffaut made his debut as a film director, he was a vehement film critic who infamously stripped movies he didn’t like, in his reviews. His harsh film criticism barred him from attending the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. Only one year later, he won the Best Director Award at the same festival for his debut film The 400 Blows. He was also one of the men who devised “The Auteur Theory”,

Jean Vigo: The Man who achieved Poetry with Prosaic Words and Acts

We live in the time where we question ourselves every minute- in the name of existentialism – is it worth it ? So, here is a person who lived only for 29 years, struggled all his life, had to battle illness along with the financial crisis to make and release his films. His films live, breath and leaves an impression on hearts, minds and soul of its viewer more than 80 years after it has released. Probably, that answers all the existential question