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The ‘Nouvelle Vague’ and French cinema: An ‘exception’ that needs protecting

By France24
23 September 2022   |   8:24 am
The death of Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard earlier this month provoked an outpouring of emotion in France. He was arguably the most iconic member of the French New Wave, one of the most influential movements in film history and one that made a mark on generations of filmmakers around the world.

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