The 400 Blows
Opens on December 9
Director: François Truffaut Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1959 Language: French
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud
François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Léaud), THE 400 BLOWS 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. – Janus Films
“Vibrant, visually exciting and emotionally resonant.” – Empire Magazine
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