Week 12: La Nouvelle Vague

Primary film to watch: Pierrot le fou (1965)

Where to find: TBA.


Points to focus on:

  • The representation of the Vietnamese woman through “theater” in the film
  • The presence and mentions of several other nationalities (Lebanese; American; Russian; Italian; Algerian; Cuban; Israeli, etc. – Anna Karina is Danish)


Video essay to have watched by Tuesday: “Breaking the Rules – The French New Wave”


NO CLASS ON THURSDAY: OFFICE HOURS DAY INSTEAD. Come talk with me in my office about your final projects during class time.


Pierrot le fou trailer

Published by Valentin Duquet

PhD student, French Studies; University of Texas at Austin.