Capital Celluloid - Day 315: Sunday Nov 13

The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959): Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1, 3.30pm

Genesis Cinema is running a fantastic six-part season of rarely screened auteur classics, providing you with an alternative film choice for a Sunday afternoon.

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 is the trailer.

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