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François Truffaut: The Adventures of Antoine Doinel
The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)
Directed by François Truffaut
$12 / $8 Speed and Alliance Française members
“One of the greatest movies about childhood.”—Anthony Quinn, The Independent
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. 1955, France, 4K DCP, in French with English subtitles, 99 minutes. Recommended for 15+.