october, 2019

thu17oct12:30 pmThe 400 Blows (1959)12:30 pm View in my timeCCA CinemathequeEvent Type :Narrative Feature



Thu, Oct 17, 2019 12:30PM

CCA Cinematheque

Event Details

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.

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud

Director: François Truffaut