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Film Screening: The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959, French)

Events

Date:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location:

Building 320, Room 105

Type:

Screening

Film Screening: The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959, French)

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave and is widely recognized as one of the great works of French cinema.