Film show: Lights, camera, shutdown
13 November 2020 | 9:00 am
Film critic Lisa Nesselson talks to Eve Jackson about the ongoing challenges for the film industry amid more lockdowns. They also discuss the viewing options available at this time, including 14 debut films by French and French-Canadian directors who went on to have noteworthy careers, which are being spotlighted on France's leading public television channels France 2 and France 3. Finally, they tell us about the restoration of French New Wave classic "Breathless" from Jean-Luc Godard, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
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