French New Wave Shorts


Ragtag Cinema Wed, Jan 31 6:30 PM
Film Info
Production Country:France
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jacques Rivette
Jean-Luc Godard
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Melvin Van Peebles
Jeanne Barbillon


This shorts program presents five films produced by visionary cinephile and producer Pierre Braunberger. Recognizing that he was not suited for directing, he provided creative and financial support to New Wave filmmakers. Some of these filmmakers would become iconoclasts of French cinema such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette, while others such as Melvin Van Peebles would become an iconoclast of Black American cinema. Featuring schemes, failed romantic trysts, modern life tribulations, and cameos from other New Wave filmmakers, these films provide a glimpse into the narrative and aesthetic fascinations of the French New Wave. This program is curated from Icarus Films’ 2023 home video release of New Wave short films.