Image: Pierre Zucca

  • Director

    François Truffaut

  • With

    Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer, Daniel Ceccaldi

  • France 1970. 98min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Now married to Christine and working as a ‘floral artist’ (though he dreams of becoming a novelist), Antoine Doinel becomes a father... But is he mature enough for parenthood, or even marriage? Comedy combines with character critique in Truffaut’s typically ambivalent, compassionate account of the (belated) onset of Doinel’s adulthood. The couple’s interactions with neighbours and others passing through their courtyard are reminiscent of 1930s Renoir.

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