March 23: Stolen Kisses

Thursday March 23 | 7PM Stolen Kisses aka Baisers volés France 1968 d. François Truffaut with Jean-Pierre Léaud, Delphine Seyrig, Claude Jade, Michael Lonsdale, Harry-Max, André Falcon, Daniel Ceccaldi, Claire Duhamel, Catherine Lutz, Martine Ferrière, Jacques Rispal, Serge Rousseau, Paul Pavel, François Darbon, Simono, Jacques Delord and Roger Trapp. Colour. In French with English subtitles. 91 m

“The Antoine Doinel of Stolen Kisses—the third of five screen incarnations—was almost a decade older than the movingly delinquent child who electrified audiences in The 400 Blows at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival as he ran for salvation across the French countryside to the sea in one continuous tracking shot…..The mood in Stolen Kisses is lighter and more festive, which reminds us once more that the French at their most felicitous are still the most civilized observers of the obsessiveness of love. Paris may no longer be the ooh-la-la capital of the world, but somewhere in its streets the idealism of love still shines—at least in the slyly sentimental world of François Truffaut, that poet of love’s sweet pain and excruciating embarrassments.” Andrew Sarris

Links: IMDB Wikipedia

See Also: The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959), Antoine and Collette (Truffaut, 1962)

Series: Winter 2023 :: Truffaut Le Cinéaste