Specialist: French cinema

From the quiz on 2/8/16.

  1. Guiding a blind man to a métro station with vivid descriptions of his surroundings and sending her father’s garden gnome on a round-the-world trip are among the many acts of kindness performed by Audrey Tautou as the title character of which 2001 film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet? Amélie

  2. Which French actress stars as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in Macbeth (2015), Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose and Dom Cobb’s dead wife Mallorie in Inception? Marion Cotillard

  3. Louis Malle, François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard and among the many directors associated with which loosely-organized French cinematic movement of the late 1950s and 60s, whose films typically feature documentary-style cinematography and nontraditional editing? Nouvelle vague

  4. Terry Gilliam’s 1995 sci-fi film 12 Monkeys was directly inspired by which French short film of 1962 directed by Chris Marker? La Jetée

  5. Jean, who directed La Bête humaine, The Rules of the Game and La grande illusion, and Claude, principal cinematographer on such films as Barbarella and The Spy Who Loved Me, were respectively son and grandson of which Impressionist painter? Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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