Friday 19 May 2017
dir. Francois Truffaut, France, 1959. 100mins. PG
The 400 Blows, or Les Quatre Cents Coups, is one of the most significant and influential films ever made, marking the dawn of the French New Wave, which took cinema in a new direction.
Francois Truffaut’s onscreen alter ego, the young Antoine, is a troubled teenager caught up in petty crime but who finds a welcome second home at his local cinema.