Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 203: Sun Jul 24

The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959): Castle Cinema, 2pm

This 16mm presentation (also being screened on July 28th) is from the Cine Real team.

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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