|The Story of Adele H.
WEDNESDAY 15 MAY AT 8 PM. FREE ADMISSION
Due to unforseen circumstances the The Story of Adele H. was cancelled and will be screened this Wednesday 15 May at 8pm. We apologize to all who arrived at the screening on the 8th of May for this inconvenience.
François Truffaut, 1975, 96 minutes. Set partially in Halifax, Truffaut’s late feature recalls the tragic life of legendary author Victor Hugo’s daughter and her doomed love affair with a callous officer.
This is the last in the series Nouvelle Vague Landmarks: The French New Wave and the reach for new cinematic expression, curated by Ron Foley Macdonald.
The French New Wave changed the cinema completely, from how we make movies to how we watch them. Initiated by film critics from the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, the Nouvelle Vague led to films shot on the cheap about contemporary subjects on one hand, while playfully re-imagining genres such as Science Fiction and musicals on the other. Without a single unifying theme beyond reaching for a greater sense of personal expressiveness in film, directors such as Malle, Resnais, Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette, Marker, Varda, Demy, and Vadim marked a trail that would transform cinemas from Hollywood to Japan to Czechoslovakia, injecting a blast of youth, energy and vision that still resonates today.