When: screenings now until July 25th
Where: Barbican Cinema
Naturalistic, often autobiographical, interested in the complexities of youth and love and intimacy, this new generation of filmmakers, including Chantal Akerman, Catherine Breillat and Philippe Garrel did take note of the famous work of the earlier generation.
Yet, there’s an edge to the tone of these newer films: frankness about sex, an interest in the cultural fall-out of the civil unrest and protests of May ’68 and above all, a foregrounding of regional, working-class and female protagonists.
These filmmakers never came together to make a movement as such, and because of this, their work is perhaps a little lesser known than of the Nouvelle Vague that came before it.
This season is a chance to dive in and discover some exciting and influential filmmaking that thus far has been somewhat overlooked.