Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 247: Sun Sep 4

The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This 35mm screening is part of the European Favourites season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find all the details here.

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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