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The Story of Film part 7: The Shock of the New Modern Filmmaking in Western Europe

The French New Wave propels Europe into creative overdrive, heralding fresh filmmaking talent from Truffaut to Bresson and beyond.

Documentary 2011 61 mins

Director: Mark Cousins


French filmmakers plant a bomb under the movies as the new waves sweeps Europe. In exclusive interviews, Claudia Cardinale talks about Federico Fellini, Lars Von Trier avows his admiration for Ingmar Bergman, and Bernardo Bertolucci remembers his work with Pier Paolo Pasolini. Films referenced include Pickpocket, Persona, Accattone and Johnny Guitar.