• “Cinéastes de notre temps”: François Truffaut, 1965

    In this television excerpt from December 2, 1965, François Truffaut discusses his youth, writing for “Cahiers du cinéma,” and the character Antoine Doinel. Actors Jean-Pierre Léaud and Albert Rémy and Truffaut’s collaborator Claude de Givray also appear.

  • “Pour changer étoiles et toiles”: François Truffaut

    In this excerpt from a 1982 episode of the program “Pour changer étoiles et toiles,” François Truffaut discusses writer David Goodis and the process of adapting his novel “Down There” for the film SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER.

  • Nestor Almendros on Working with François Truffaut

    The following rare interview with cinematographer Nestor Almendros was conducted in Paris in April 1986. It was excerpted in Rainer Gansera’s 1986 documentary ARBEITEN MIT FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, produced by WDR, but for this edit, Truffaut expert Robert Fischer constructed the interview in full from ...

  • “Les nouveaux rendez-vous”: THE LAST METRO

    Director François Truffaut and actors Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu talk about THE LAST METRO in this excerpted 1980 interview from the French television program “Les nouveaux rendez-vous.”

  • Jules and Jim

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1962 • France
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

    Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, JULES AND JIM charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffau...

  • THE 400 BLOWS Commentary 2

    Robert Lachenay, François Truffaut’s lifelong friend, offers a uniquely personal look at THE 400 BLOWS and the life of its creator. The French-language Lachenay commentary features optional italicized subtitles.

  • Shoot the Piano Player
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    Shoot the Piano Player

    French New Wave - French New Wave

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1960 • France
    Starring Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

    François Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful film. Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER relates the adventures of mild-mannered ...

  • Bed and Board

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1970 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Madamoiselle Hiroko

    The fourth installment in François Truffaut’s chronicle of the ardent, anachronistic Antoine Doinel, BED AND BOARD plunges his hapless creation once again into crisis. Expecting his first c...

  • Les mistons

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1957 • France

    The story takes place in provincial France, where a group of young boys ("mistons" roughly translates "brats") are infatuated with a beautiful young woman. Jealous of her passionate affair, they conspire to make mischief for the woman and her boyfriend.

  • Antoine and Colette
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    Antoine and Colette

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    Directed by François Truffaut • 1962 • France

    This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love. After indulging in much delinquency in his youth, seventeen-year-old Antoine Doinel, having been prov...

  • The 400 Blows

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1959 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy

    François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates t...

  • The Last Metro
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    The Last Metro

    French New Wave - French New Wave

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1980 • France
    Starring Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Poiret

    Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theater company living under the German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut’s gripping, humanist character st...

  • Two English Girls

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1971 • France

    Two English Girls shows François Truffaut working in one of his favorite environments, the work of Henri-Pierre Roche (the author of Jules and Jim), with his longtime leading man/cinematic doppelganger Jean-Pierre Léaud, and telling a story so good o...

  • The Woman Next Door
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    The Woman Next Door

    Richard Linklater’s Adventures in Moviegoing - Richard Linklater’s Adventures in Moviegoing

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1981 • France

    A man and a woman living next door to each other become too neighborly, as an old flame reignites. Problem is they are now both married to other people. Past meets present and the heat becomes too much to handle.

  • Confidentially Yours

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1983 • France

    When a real estate agent is framed for the murders of his wife and her lover, it is up to his faithful secretary (Fanny Ardant) to solve the mystery!

  • The Soft Skin
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    The Soft Skin

    French New Wave - French New Wave

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1964 • France
    Starring Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti

    François Truffaut followed up the international phenomenon JULES AND JIM with this tense tale of infidelity. The unassuming Jean Desailly is perfectly cast as a celebrated literary scholar, ...

  • Love on the Run

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1979 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie-France Pisier, Claude Jade

    Antoine Doinel strikes again! In the final chapter of François Truffaut’s saga, we find Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), now in his thirties, convivially concluding his marriage, enjoying modera...

  • Stolen Kisses
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    Starring Delphine Seyrig - ...

    Stolen Kisses

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    Directed by François Truffaut • 1968 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

    Jean-Pierre Léaud returns in the delightful STOLEN KISSES, the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series. It is now 1968, and the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Doinel has be...

  • Shoot the Piano Player

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    Directed by François Truffaut • 1960 • France
    Starring Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

    François Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful film. Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER relates the adventures of mild-mannered ...

  • Bed and Board

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    Directed by François Truffaut • 1970 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Madamoiselle Hiroko

    The fourth installment in François Truffaut’s chronicle of the ardent, anachronistic Antoine Doinel, BED AND BOARD plunges his hapless creation once again into crisis. Expecting his first c...