Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 32: Tue Feb 1

Shoot the Pianist (Truffaut, 1960): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.50pm 

This film is part of the Francois Truffaut season at BFI Southbank and also screens on February 11th and 26th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
After The 400 Blows, Francois Truffaut turned to what he described as “a pastiche of the Hollywood B film” for his 1962 second feature. Its ironic shifts of mood, from farce to near tragedy, conceal a deeper tone of despair. Charles Aznavour stars as a timid man, driven from society, who hurts when he tries to be kind and kills when he tries to love. Made with enthusiasm and audacity, it still seems fresh.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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