Les Quatres Cent Coups Magic Lantern Film Club 12 th November 7 pm
THE 400 BLOWS (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French coming-of-age drama film, and the directorial debut of François Truffaut. Running time: 99 minutes
12 Nov, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Tisbury, Victoria Hall, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6HD, UK
The film, shot in DyaliScope, stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior.
The 400 Blows is widely considered one of the best French films in the history of cinema; in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics’ poll of the greatest films ever made, it was ranked 39th. It ranked 13th in the directors’ poll on the same list.
Doors open 6.30 pm. Bar available