Until the recent post-millennial explosion of New Extremity cinema one might be forgiven for failing to associate the French cinema with the horror genre.
There’s a rich history of comedy in France, one that stems from the vaudeville halls of Paris, and spread throughout the 20th Century by filmmakers like Sacha Guitry and Jacques Tati.
As a film by any other maker Alphaville, the 1966 science-fiction, crime hybrid, would surely rank as a career highlight.
This somewhat forgotten 1972 black comedy saw the French filmmaker working again with his first leading lady.
It seems completely befitting for the inaugural post of the relaunched Hope Lies to be one paying homage to Francois Truffaut.