When I started French classes 8 years ago, I remember the triumphant feeling of coming home learning how to say a complex word the proper french way. One day, I decided to watch French movies to get some more practice with my pronunciation and oral skills. I was lucky to find a film by Jean-Luc Godard in YouTube. Suddenly, the website was proposing me to watch movies with a similar style. And I fell in love with the French New Wave movement – to the point where I was watching 2 per day! I was in love with the visual aesthetic, the ambiguous and imaginary adventures, but mostly the long beautiful conversations (and silences) about life and love.
I LOVE those decades. I do. At least the idea that I have of those decades, since I wasn’t alive at that time. I think it has been an incredible time for human rights, freedom of speech, women empowerment, LGBT social movements, sex revolution.