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These archival newsreels, narrated by cinema historian Bernard Eisenschitz, offer a poignant glimpse into a turbulent period that deeply affected filmmaker François Truffaut.
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This filmed 1968 announcement with filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut was made to appeal for support for Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois during the “Langlois Affair.”
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.