Day for Night
La Nuit américaine
Truffaut’s touching and funny love-letter to the world of filmmaking.
Dir François Truffaut
With François Truffaut, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Truffaut’s loving tribute to the world of filmmaking depicts the fond but frequently fraught interplay between the director (Truffaut himself), his cast and crew as they make a melodrama in a studio in Nice. Ebullient, irreverent, funny and sometimes deeply affecting, the film celebrates both the illusionism that is cinema and the volatile, short-lived ‘family’ that comes together for a shoot.