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One of the guiding lights of the French New Wave, François Truffaut directed over two dozen films. This May, the Roxy is proud to present six of his greatest works, four of them in stunning 35mm. Truffaut said, "I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself." The unforgettable films in this series reflect life in all of its messy, moving, and beautiful complexity.

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 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.

Presented in 35mm!

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud Jean-Pierre Léaud
Director: François Truffaut
Written by: François Truffaut
Duration: 99 min
Released: 1959
Genre: Drama
Original Language: French
Subtitles: SUB
Country: France
The 400 Blows in 35mm