Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 4: Tue Jan 4

A Gorgeous Kid Like Me (Truffaut, 1972): BFI Suthbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This film, part of the Francois Truffaut season at BFI Southbank, also screens on January 1st and 22nd. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
Truffaut is at his most atypical with this black comedy about a young woman (Lafont, gleefully raucous) rising from rural rags to richly ironic celebrity by means of murder, deceit and ruthless, repeated seduction. The movie revels in bad taste, yet Camille’s progress towards prison and beyond recalls Renoir’s Boudu... in exposing the hypocrisy, corruption, vanity and gullibility of the men she encounters en route.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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