The selection of films feature work out of the late 60s and early 70s in France. The auteurs emerged from the Rive Gauche film movement, the Nouveau Roman in literature, and the collection of Zanzibar films respectively. Thematically, they are linked by various combinations of trauma, eroticism, and violence, with distinctly similar metafictional and elliptical methodologies in their narratives. Heavily influenced by art and literature, surrealist logic controls much of the cinematic landscapes. The characters often wander through the frames, lost to their own dreams, anxieties, and obsessions. Visually striking and stylishly detached, they contain just the right amount of politics for the summer heat; aesthetic and relational issues that can be discussed while supine, with a drink sweating in hand.