UW Cinematheque: Jacques Becker - A Master Before the Wave
Rendezvous en Juillet | France | 1949 | DCP | 99 min. | French with English subtitles Director: Jacques Becker
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Cast: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel Before the Nouvelle Vague denoted a film movement, it referred to the postwar generation of French youth: twentysomethings like aspiring actress Christine (Courcel), her anthropologist boyfriend Lucien (Gélin), and their fun, good-looking friends. Becker, an eternal inspiration for Truffaut and others, captured the spirit of the time with this effervescent, ultimately revelatory romantic comedy, a prototype for the French New Wave.