Melbourne SalON: The french New Wave and its legacy



Presentation and discussion in English, lead by Dr. Andrew McGregor from the University of Melbourne.

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Thursday 2nd May 2019, 7pm - 9 pm

$20 (include Cheese & Wine)

Alliance Française, 51 Grey St, St Kilda


what is cinema?

This was a question famously asked in 1958 by André Bazin, founder of the French film journal Cahiers du cinéma, to which such luminaries as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard contributed as film critics, along with other notable contemporaries who went on to become famous filmmakers in their own right. The late 1950s saw the dawn of what was to become known as the French New Wave, a brief but memorable period in film history that was characterised by youthful vitality, unprecedented artistic licence, technical innovation and a profound reinvention of the role of the film director as the auteur or the author of his or her work. In this Melbourne Salon we will explore the careers of key filmmakers of the French New Wave such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Alain Resnais, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer and Agnès Varda and examine their lasting legacy in the context of contemporary French and international cinema.


About the Presenter

Dr Andrew McGregor lectures in French Studies at The University of Melbourne, where he obtained his PhD in French Studies. He completed a Masters in Film Studies at the Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and received a personal accreditation to attend the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival. Andrew is the founding co-editor of the Film Cultures series for Peter Lang Academic Publishing, Switzerland. He lectures and publishes on French and European cinema, and particularly on the representation and interpretation of cultural identities in film.



The Melbourne Salon is a joint venture between RMIT University, the Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations and the Alliance Française de Melbourne.

It is a place where curious and open-minded people can engage in French-Australian cross-cultural dialogues with the aim of broadening the understanding of French and Australian perspectives on contemporary topics through conversation, debate and discussion. 











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