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 been dishonorably discharged from the army and released onto the streets of Paris, where he stumbles into the unlikely profession of private detective and embarks on a series of misadventures. Whimsical, nostalgic, and irrepressibly romantic, STOLEN KISSES is Truffaut’s timeless ode to the passion and impetuosity of youth.
In this 2003 audio-visual “primer,” noted François Truffaut historian Serge Toubiana provides insightful comments about the genesis of STOLEN KISSES and the tumultuous professional and social conditions that shook Truffaut’s life during the film’s shoot.
In this excerpt from the 1970 TV program “Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films,” director François Truffaut discusses his vision of the Antoine Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud.
Presented here is an excerpt from Cannes 1968, Sélim Sasson’s newsreel covering filmmaker François Truffaut’s call to shut down the Cannes Film Festival in May 1968. Roman Polanski, Louis Malle, and Jean-Luc Godard were also present.