What was the Nouvelle Vague in film?

Nouvelle Vague was the French New Wave of filmmakers who changed the face of French film in the late 1950s.

The group included: Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer, and Jacques Rivette.

They pioneered a freer, more personal cinematic style that rebelled against standard industry practices.

Truffaut’s 400 Blows (1959) and Godard’s Breathless (1960) are two classic Nouvelle Vague films.