French New Wave Film Night

We are pleased to present the first of our student creative showcase events on the 2016 QACI calendar. Based on their Year 11 studies, our Year 12 film creatives have been studying the genre French New Wave and have created an array of short films that reflect their learning.

French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) was part of a post WWII film movement in France where a group of young filmmakers started to create films on a very low budget.  This led to the use of live location shoots in Paris tracking one character in a single take.  The streets were not cordoned off so there were inevitable mistakes and the filmmakers simply cut those out, creating the jump cut tracking shot.

The filmmakers were primarily concerned with Pop culture and the plight of the young French man or woman living up against the conservative establishment and at odds with religion.

French New Wave films contained a lot of existential themes and the main character was usually an anti-hero on the wrong side of society.

The same filmmakers wrote for a film critique magazine called Cahier du Cinema and discussed the idea of directors developing their own distinct signature and style in their productions, which later led to the Auteur theory and the development of film schools across the world.  The main players were Jean Luc Goddard, Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette.

Tickets to this film screening are complimentary; however tickets are booked within a limited context of availability.

This film screening will take place Thursday 18 February at 6.30pm for a 7pm start in our QACI Theatre, Level 2, 61 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove.

To secure your tickets, please reserve them here.