Screenshots from films + photographs taken by me.

Nouvelle Vague is a movement in filmmaking that started in France in the 1950s, characterized by loosely structured plots and unconventional photographic techniques.
The movement has its roots in rebellion against the reliance on past forms (often adapted from traditional novelistic structures), criticizing in particular the way these forms could force the audience to submit to a dictatorial plot-line. They were especially against the French "cinema of quality", the type of high-minded, literary period films held in esteem at French film festivals, often regarded as "untouchable" by criticism.
The films exhibited direct sounds on film stock that required less light. Filming techniques included fragmented, discontinuous editing, and long takes. The combination of objective realism, subjective realism, and authorial commentary created a narrative ambiguity in the sense that questions that arise in a film are not answered in the end.

Ma nuit chez Maude, Éric Rohmer / Band à part, Jean-Luc Godard / Une femme mariée, Jean-Luc Godard / L'amour l'après-midi, Éric Rohmer / Le genou de Claire, Éric Rohmer / La nuit américaine, François Truffaut / L'argent de poche, François Truffaut / À bout de souffle, Jean-Luc Godard