Wondering which films to watch? Spotlight presents thematically grouped, must see films, hand-picked by Fandor's curators.

French Cinema

Go to Cannes. Stand on the beach and look out on the water. Is there anything new about a wave? Even the ones that crest a little higher, break a little further: the big ones are still just building on the past. And in film, when the latest enfant terrible wants to make something defiantly original, they first have to know what they're rebelling against. Like the Nouvelle Vague—who started out as critics for Cahiers du cinéma—French filmmakers tend to be students of tradition who seek out their own rising tide.

Selected Films