Tirez sur le pianist/Shoot The Piano Player

Tirez sur le pianist/Shoot The Piano Player

What do you do when you have to choose between your dream and your family? What if you don’t want either? In the 1960 film Tirez Sur le Pianist, or Shoot The Piano Player in English, directed by François Truffaut, Charlie Kohler (Charles Aznavour) has a beautiful...
A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague: Issue #2

Antoine et Colette/Antoine and Colette

Do you believe in soulmates or love at first sight? For some people, they believe in them just as much as they believe in man landing on the moon. For others, they know in their heart when they have found the right person. Where do you draw the line if the other...
Masculin Féminin/ Masculine Feminine

Masculin Féminin/ Masculine Feminine

The times we live in now are strange and still new to many of us. I’m adjusting to the commercials on TV that have adapted to the “new normal” of wearing masks and social distancing. Likewise, it was an odd time to be part of the younger generation during...
A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague

A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague

Over six issues of POVwinona, I will be concentrating on films made during the French New Wave. Each issue will cover the era’s sublime directors,  techniques, styles, motifs as well as the implications behind the films. I have always loved everything about...