Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 8: Sat Jan 8

The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 2.30, 6.20 & 8.40

This film, part of the Francois Truffaut season, is on an extended run at BFI Southbank. 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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