La peau douce
One of Truffaut’s greatest films, about a ‘casual’ affair that risks becoming one-sided.
Dir François Truffaut
With Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti
Weary of his wife’s moods, an academic (Desailly) casually begins an affair with an air stewardess (Dorléac); soon, however, he feels more intensely about the relationship. One of Truffaut’s greatest films, this was made just after he’d been working on his book on Hitchcock – and it shows, not least in the meticulous mise-en-scène, the steadily mounting tension and the cool dissection of desire and guilt.
The screening on Wednesday 18 July will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large.