Monday, 3 March 2008

ANTOINE ET COLETTE + BAISERS VOLES, feb 14

The next screening falls on Feb 14. Whether this day concerns you or not it's worth
watching these 2 Truffault films...
The 1st is "ANTOINE AND COLETTE" made for the 1962 anthology collection "Love at
Twenty" and the 2nd is his whimsical, nostalgic and romantic film "STOLEN KISSES".

These 2 films are a part of Truffault's sort of autobiographical series about
Antoine Doinel, the character he follows from boyhood to adulthood through 5 films.
ANTOINE AND COLETTE is the 2nd film and the 3rd is STOLEN KISSES.

SYNOPSES
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1.
Title: ANTOINE AND COLETTE/Antoine et Colette
Director: FRANCOIS TRUFFAULT
Runtime: 47 min
ANTOINE AND COLETTE catches up with Antoine Doinel as a solitary 17-year-old who
works at Phillips manufacturing LPs to support himself. He meets Colette, a
high-school student, at a concert and falls in love for the first time. The film
traces his awkward courtship of the icy Colette, who never reciprocates.

2.
Title: STOLEN KISSES/baisers voles
Director: FRANCOIS TRUFFAULT
Runtime: 90 min
A perfect Valentines'Day film, but not mere fluff, either, this 1968 film is
Truffaut's happiest and most commercially successful film.
Antoine Doinel is given a dishonorable discharge from the Army. Although he yearns
to pick up where he left off with his girlfriend Christine, she is somewhat chilly
toward his affections.He is a hapless young adult with a chaotic love life and a
string of absurd dead-end jobs, from hotel clerk to private detective to TV
repairman.

TRUFFAULT TRUFFLE
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Fran├žois Truffaut (1932–1984) was one of the founders of the French New Wave in
filmmaking, and remains an icon of the French film industry. In a film career
lasting just over a quarter of a century, he was screenwriter, director, producer or
actor in over twenty-five films.
In addition to being an autobiographical extension of Truffaut, Antoine Doine

l is also a classic picaresque underdog skittering along the fringes of society,
mocking its conventions and living by his wits.
Stolen Kisses provides ample evidence of Francois Truffaut's belief that men know
nothing about love: "They are always beginners. The heroine is always the stronger."

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