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François Truffaut's

Friday, September 23 – Thursday, October 6

Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS not only introduced the world to its precocious director—it also unveiled his indelible creation: Antoine Doinel. Closely modeled after Truffaut himself, the Doinel character, played by the incomparable Jean-Pierre Léaud, reappeared in four subsequent films over the next 20 years that knowingly portrayed his myriad frustrations and romantic entanglements from his stormy teens through marriage, children, divorce, and adulthood.

“Antoine's story has become an autobiography, not of Truffaut's life, but of his art."
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“The five Antoine films are not only a photographic record of the maturation of a director, an actor and a character over a period of two decades, but they are a kind of log-book for a voyage through the fictional processes begun with THE 400 BLOWS."
– Roger Ebert

All new 4K Restorations courtesy Janus Films.

With support from The George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema.


Films in this Series

Friday, September 23 – Thursday, October 6 

Friday, September 23 – Thursday, October 6

Tuesday, September 27 – Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, September 28 – Wednesday, October 5

Film Forum