An eighteen-year-old from New York enrolls at college to avoid being drafted. A long-haired nonconformist, he drops out of school and joins a couple of friends who run a restaurant. Inspired by a song by Arlo Guthrie, the son of the legendary Woody and the star of the film, and directed by Penn between Gangster Story and Little Big Man, it is a melancholy journey among the ruins of the American dream, a clear-eyed and disillusioned testimony of the ideals of an area.
A fashion photographer furtively immortalizes two lovers in a park and thinks he has witnessed a murder; but there is an unbridgeable difference between what happened and what the image registered. The theoretical work by Michelangelo Antonioni is a mystery of visible purity which reveals the sublime in the physicality of reality: outside, the London of the Beatles, photographed by Carlo De Palma; inside, the park, brought alive by the wind. Golden Palm at Cannes.
Mick Travis returns to his college: the tyranny of old men and teachers, limitations, prejudices, corporal punishment. But Mick, with his three Crusaders and the Girl, are ready to do battle. Theoretical, musical and literally incendiary, this film was released in 1968 (but anticipated the events of that year), was banned and censored everywhere, but has weathered the decades with its evocative rage. Directed by the father of Free Cinema, starring Malcolm McDowell; they return to the character in O Lucky Man!
1912. The story of two friends, an Austrian and a Frenchman, and the woman they both love. The famous love triangle at the highpoint of the nouvelle vague, adapted by 30-year-old Truffaut (with Jean Gruault) from the novel by 70-year-old Henri-Pierre Roché. A paean to the freedom of feelings, to the sweetness and purity of the whirlwind called love, brought to the screen with an explosion of subtle directorial inventions. Bertolucci paid tribute to it with The Dreamers.
After sneaking into a group of protesting students in search of pretty girls to take to bed, Simon slowly develops a political conscience and becomes a leader of the revolt. One of the iconic films of the protest movement, based on a book by James Simon Kunen and winner of the Jury Prize at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival. The soundtrack has songs by Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and, in one famous scene, Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon.