Irma Vep

Irma Vep (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. Among the pantheon of instances of life imitating art and art imitating life, this 1996 film from French director Olivier Assayas is possibly the most meta of them all, for the central plot is rumoured to have been the very … Continue reading Irma Vep

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) France (1959) Dir. François Truffaut “Eureka! I’ve found it!” Regular readers of this site will know that French New Wave and I haven’t been the best of friends, with François Truffaut being one of the directors whose works has yet to move me in the same way it … Continue reading The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés)

Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés) France (1968) Dir. François Truffaut I approach this film at a slight disadvantage, not just because I wasn’t overly enamoured with Truffaut’s celebrated Jules et Jim, but because Stolen Kisses is a continuation of the story begun in Truffaut’s debut film The 400 Blows, which I have not seen. This is … Continue reading Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés)