Every Wednesday afternoon we welcome our older audiences to a screening of a classic film. With free tea and coffee (and a biscuit of course!) we encourage over 60s to stay for for a chat and to meet old friends and new.
SCREENING FROM A 4K RESTORATION....THE FRENCH NEW WAVE MILESTONE!
“ François Truffaut's semi-autobiographical 1959 debut is one of the French new wave's most accessible and best-loved films” The Guardian ★★★★★
One of the greatest films about childhood, Truffaut’s partly autobiographical first feature is also profoundly moving. Forever in trouble at school – when he’s not playing truant – 13-year-old Antoine Doinel finds life no easier at home; besides demanding he help with housework and shopping, his parents frequently bicker with one another. Eventually there’s a tipping point... Eliciting a memorably affecting and naturalistic performance from the young Jean-Pierre Léaud, and achieving a documentary-like authenticity by shooting in far-from-glamorous Paris locations, Truffaut leavens Antoine’s faltering progress through a painful pubescence with moments of irreverent humour and exhilarating energy. Never sentimental, it’s nonetheless a heartbreakingly plausible portrait of adolescent individuality under threat from adult conformism.
This January sees Riverside celebrate some of the best of the French "Nouvelle Vague"- the New Wave films whose influence is felt on filmmaking to this day!
Contains mild language, violence, sex references and smoking scenes
Year of release:
Renaud Fontanarosa, Michel Girard, Richard Kanayan
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