Sunday, 13 January 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 20: Sun Jan 20

Le Peau Douce (Truffaut, 1964): Cinema Museum, Kennington 2.30pm

Chicago Reader review:
'The most neglected and underrated of Francois Truffaut's early features--which are still his best overall--is his fourth, La peau douce (1964). It charts with tender and quirky precision the fleeting and desperate adulterous affair between a very successful middle-aged literary critic who's married (Jean Desailly) and an airline stewardess who isn't (Francoise Dorleac, in what may be her greatest performance). As Dave Kehr has noted, this is "the first of Truffaut's features in which his preoccupation with Hitchcock becomes fully apparent," and the editing of certain stretches even suggests a thriller; it also has one of the most startling and melodramatic endings of any Truffaut film.' Jonathan Rosenabum

Here is an extract.

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