Do you know anything about Nouvelle Vague ? Because that’s the concept and the major influence of this French movement : literature. Almost every movies from the Nouvelle Vague had this literary side, elitist speeches, long monologues, a ot of cultural references. That’s what make them interesting. To test the limits of the speech power and treat the image in a totally different way, as a
contrepoint French would say.
Btw, if you don’t know it yet, the movie is an adaptation of a book too
Speaking of the French New Wave, I’ve been watching Agnes Varda recently. Cleo from 5 to 7 is AMAZING!