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The 400 Blows

Sunday, July 6

DCP projection

“François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre 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

Antoine-a-thon Sun Jul 6: see all four of Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel features (plus the short Antoine & Colette) in order for just $30 ($20 IFC Center members)

Part of the series Time Regained: Cinema’s Present Perfect in honor of the release of Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1959
  • Running Time 99 minutes
  • Director Francois Truffaut