The 400 Blows

Monday, April 7
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1hr 39mins // directed by:François Truffaut // featuring:Jean-Pierre Léaud // 35mm

François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), is also his most personal.

Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents