French Cinema

I have always enjoyed French cinema and I thought it appropriate to celebrate it for French week as France is considered by many to be the birthplace of cinema.

It all began with the Lumière brothers who held the first known film screening on December 28, 1895, at Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris.

from Wikipedia

Though there is much dispute over whether the Lumière brothers invented the cinématographe or just patented it, it is clear France had a huge impact in the evolution of cinema.

from Wikipedia

The 1970’s were another important and influential time in French cinema as Cahiers du cinéma was founded by André Bazin. Cahiers du cinéma was a French film theory magazine that not only started the careers of greats like François Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard, but helped launch the entire French New Wave movement.

François Truffaut from listal

Jean Luc Godard from Business Insider



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