Sunday's New York Times featured a story about Agnès Varda, "the only woman filmmaker associated with the Nouvelle Vauge at its highwater mark." Varda, now 81, continues to produce films, with her latest opening in New York this week. Geneviève Sellier, author of Masculine Feminine: French New Wave Cinema, believes it is a "noncoincidence" (p 37) that all the filmmakers of the New Wave were men. Sellier argues that gender relations and the construction of sexual identities were the primary subject of New Wave cinema. If the Times article has whet your appetite for more information about gender and French film, check out Sellier's fascinating book.