‘Cinéma du look’

Cinéma du look is a term describing a number of French from the 1980s into the early 1990s defined by a specific, highly visual style.

Key directors include were Jean-Jacques BeineixLuc Besson and Leos Carax.

Key films include Beineix’s Diva (1981) and Betty Blue (aka 37°2 le matin (1986), Besson’s post-apocalyptic Le Dernier Combat (1983), the urban thriller Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988) and the assassin movie Nikita (1990), and Carax’s Boy Meets Girl (1984), Mauvais Sang (1986) and Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1986).

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