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Growing up is still difficult – another take on François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows

Earlier this week a friend reminded me of the existence of this photograph.

It’s a great photo. Jean-Pierre Léaud, standing before a painting of a younger version of himself playing a younger version of the director of the film that gave him his career. 955 more words

Classic Encounters

The Soft Skin (Truffaut, 1964) and one sentence each on a few others

The Soft Skin was a bit of a revelation for me. Coming after the legendary run of The 400 Blows, Shoot The Piano Player and  557 more words

Jules et Jim (1962)

Directed by Francois Truffaut, this film begins before WWI with two friends, the timid Austrian writer Jules and the more outgoing Frenchman Jim. Both men become enchanted by a statue that a friend had seen and soon Jules meets the free spirited Catherine after being with several women before her. 231 more words


COLCOA Unveils Focus on Michel Hazanavicius, Classics Lineup

PARIS — The L.A.-based French film festival COLCOA (City of Light, City of Angels) is set to fete Michel Hazanavicious, the Oscar-winning helmer of “The Artist,” during its upcoming 19th edition. 431 more words


Jules et Jim (France 1962)

This classic screened at the Hyde Park Picture House in a good quality 35mm print was viewed by about a 100 people. Given the box office figures for art films reported in Charles Gant very informative ‘Numbers’  column in… 576 more words

French Cinema


Director of Photography: Raoul Coutard

Director: François Truffaut

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