If you consider yourself a lover of French New Wave or French cinema in general — or just classic cinema for that matter — then you need to head over to OVID.tv to check out “Six in Paris.” Starting today (Nov. 19th), the restored 1965 classic — a collection of six short films from the masters of the French New Wave—Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Éric Rohmer and Jean Rouch—unfurling slices of Parisian life is exclusively on the streamer. This is big news for Francophiles and film buffs — this is the FIRST AND ONLY time that all the individual films are available individually as well as part of the omnibus feature film.
The six vignettes include:
Saint Germain des Prés by Jean Douchet (19 minutes)
Gare du Nord by Jean Rouch (17 minutes)
Rue Saint Denis by Jean-Daniel Pollet (12 minutes)
Place de l’Étoile by Eric Rohmer (16 minutes)
Montparnasse et Levallois by Jean-Luc Godard (15 minutes)
La Muette by Claude Chabrol (17 minutes)
For those who may be unfamiliar with OVID.tv (what are you doing with your life?! J/k…but no, serious?!), this is a streaming service for independent feature films, global cinema, animation, social issue and documentary films from around the world, most of which are unavailable on any other platforms. They’ve got a repository of over 800 titles and they add another 20-35 new titles every month — it’ll definitely keep you busy.
Well, I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend…what about you?!