Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Jules and Jim" (1962)


An all-time classic of the French New Wave is out on blu-ray today. From director Francois Truffaut, this is the story of a love triangle between a girl (Jeanne Moreau) and her two guys in pre-WWI Paris. Truffaut plays all kinds of tricks with the camera and the style, and the whole film still feels fresh, creative and totally original, even today. This was one of the defining films of the 50's and 60's new wave era (along with movies like Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless and Truffaut's own The 400 Blows), and every bit of it holds up. Seek it out as soon as you can.

Original 1962 Trailer: