Bonjour Tristesse (1958)


I recently watched Bonjour Tristesse, a 1958 film directed by Otto Preminger. Filmed in glorious technicolour in the Côte d’Azur, the tale sees spoiled teenager Cecile (played by pixie-haired new wave favourite Jean Seberg) enjoying a summer with her playboy father Raymond – until an old family friend pays a visit to their villa and Cecile’s indulgent life takes a turn for the worse. With opening titles by Saul Bass, gowns by Givency and a cameo by left bank darling Juliette Greco, the film is a fantastic watch from start to finish. See some screenshots (and a style round-up!) here.


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