The 400 Blows on 35mm

Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films.

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.

The 400 Blows on 35mm

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Film Info

François Truffaut, 1959, France, 99 minutes

Genre: Drama
Cast Members: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Original Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: 35 MM
Writer: François Truffaut