director Emmanuel Laurent
This French documentary follows the rise of François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, their friendship, love of movies, criticism and eventual move into cinema. Their early successes and films are the heart of the story and the dissolution of their friendship is its ending. There is also actor Jean-Pierre Léaud as a centerpiece between them.
I’ve been interested in getting a better grasp on the Nouvelle Vague, and it’s always interesting to see footage of the real people being interviewed in archival footage, something that transcends “the legends”.
Interesting but not overly evocative.