Tuesday 15 December 2009

Free french classics on the Auteurs

Over the next seven days The Auteurs is showing a film a day for free, starting today with Lola (Jacques Demy 1961). I've never seen Lola but I really enjoyed Peau d'Âne and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort so I'm looking forward to seeing more of his films. Although, I'm going out for a friends leaving do, then a birthday dinner tonight so we'll see if I can fit it in when I get back!

The line-up for the next seven days is great:

Today - Lola (Jacques Demy 1961)
Wednesday - The 400 Blows (François Truffaut 1959)
Thursday - Jules and Jim (François Truffaut 1962)
Friday - Masculin minin (Jean-Luc Godard 1966)
Saturday - Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard 1962)
Sunday - La jetée (Chris Marker 1962)
Monday - Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais 1959)


  1. Today's film (Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows') is a fantastic piece of New Wave cinema. I enjoyed the lead actor's performance (particularly his scene at the psychiatrist - so well-played!)

    You can watch it today (for free) @ http://www.theauteurs.com/stellaartois

  2. I watched the first 45 minutes of it today in my lunch break and had to force myself to stop and get back to work as I was enjoying it so much! Not the best way to watch films, in pieces like that, but still a rather nice way to spend a lunch break!

  3. :D Glad to hear it - if you've got time (and the equipment) it'll definitely be worth finishing it off tonight!