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.
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Mon 6th May

20:00
Truffaut followed up the international phenomenon Jules et Jim with this tense tale of infidelity. The unassuming Jean Desailly is perfectly cast as a celebrated literary scholar, seemingly happily married, who embarks on a dangerous affair with a gorgeous stewardess, played by Françoise Dorléac. Truffaut made The Soft Skin at a time when he was immersing himself in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that master's influence can be felt throughout this complex French New Wave treasure.
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Mon 13th May

20:00
In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and a 30-year-old François Truffaut sequestered themselves in a windowless Hollywood office for a weeklong conversation. The result: the seminal book "Hitchcock/Truffaut," published a half century ago, dissecting every film Hitchcock had made until then, illuminating his masterful techniques, making the case for the popular director as an artist, and influencing generations of filmmakers. Kent Jones brings this “Bible of Cinema" to invigorating life in his entrancing documentary.
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Thu 16th May

20:00
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules et Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema's most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules et Jim was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.
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Sun 19th May

16:00
Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theatre company living under the German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut's gripping, humanist character study. Against all odds—a Jewish theatre manager in hiding; a leading man who's in the Resistance; increasingly restrictive Nazi oversight—the troupe believes the show must go on. Equal parts romance, historical tragedy, and even comedy, The Last Metro (Le dernier métro) is Truffaut's ultimate tribute to art overcoming adversity.
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Thu 23rd May

20:00
Bernard, a teacher, lives with his wife and son in quiet, rural France. One day, a married couple moves into the house next door. The woman, Mathilde, happens to be Bernard's ex-lover, with whom he had an intense affair. Meeting each other once again, they are sucked into that same passion… Truffaut's masterful approach to the tenets of risk in storytelling are on fine form in this exceptional drama.
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Tue 28th May

20:00
Bernard, a teacher, lives with his wife and son in quiet, rural France. One day, a married couple moves into the house next door. The woman, Mathilde, happens to be Bernard's ex-lover, with whom he had an intense affair. Meeting each other once again, they are sucked into that same passion… Truffaut's masterful approach to the tenets of risk in storytelling are on fine form in this exceptional drama.
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Thu 30th May

20:00