MBC Interactive Archive Project: Le Beau Serge


O Cinema South Beach Thu, Jan 2, 2020 7:00 PM


MBC Interactive Archive Project – 1960s: “On The Verge of The Nouvelle Vague”
Miami Beach Film Society presents LE BEAU SERGE (preceded by Agnès Varda’s L’OPÉRA MOUFFE)


LE BEAU SERGE French photo, 1958, from the #MBCarchive


A year before Jean-Luc Godard debuts Breathless and François Truffaut debuts The 400 Blows, Claude Chabrol gets the Nouvelle Vague ball rolling with this film that was ahead of its time. With Gérard BlainJean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz, Bernadette Lafont.


Preceded by:


L’OPERA MOUFFE French photo, 1958, from the #MBCarchive


A pregnant filmmaker (Dorothée Blanck, but it’s not a coincidence that the director was pregnant at the time) gives us her viewpoint of a Parisian neighborhood (“La Mouffe”, rue Mouffetard in the fifth district). She discovers the homeless, the poor, and more than she expected. She also starts the Nouvelle Vague.