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Antoine and Colette Unclassified 18+

Antoine et Colette

Jean-Pierre Léaud | Short
D François Truffaut | France, 1962
L French
Tags: 20 somethings, 35 mm, Auteur, Black and White, Celluloid, Coming of Age, Drama, Films by Film Critics, Relationships, Retrospective

"Among the most beautiful things Truffaut ever committed to film." – Criterion Collection

Three years after the conclusion of The 400 Blows, Antoine Doinel has found freedom and employment at a record publisher. At a concert, he meets a young woman and a friendship develops. Antoine's growing infatuation, however, may not be shared.

The second and shortest part in François Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series, Antoine and Colette was originally made for the international omnibus feature Love at Twenty. As with The 400 Blows, this episode is partially based on Truffaut's own adolescence, with a now 17-year-old Jean-Pierre Léaud re-enacting the director's first months in Paris and first experience of love. It is a tender, fittingly melancholy sequel to the film that launched the French New Wave.

Screens with Father Christmas Has Blue Eyes (France 46 mins), Jean Eustache's charming and sometimes touching romp through the eccentricities of small-town life.

D François Truffaut Dist Umbrella Entertainment L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1962

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