Saturday, 28 February 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 74: Sun Mar 15

The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959): Rio Cinema, 2pm

This screens at the Rio as part of a double-bill with Au Revoir Les Enfants.

Chicago Reader review:
'More conventional than Godard and more sentimental than Chabrol, Francois Truffaut spearheaded the breakthrough of the French New Wave with this highly autobiographical first feature (1959). Jean-Pierre Leaud is the wide-eyed boy who flees his battling parents only to find himself irrevocably alone. Distinguished by its intensity of feeling and freewheeling use of the wide-screen frame, the film ranks among Truffaut's best.'
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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