Love on the Run Love on the Run
  • France
  • 1979
  • 95 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #188

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 moderate success as a novelist, and clinging to his romantic fantasies. The newly single Doinel finds a new object of his affections in Sabine, a record store salesgirl whom he pursues with the fervid belief that without love, one is nothing. Along the way, he renews his acquaintance with previous loves and confronts his own chaotic past. In Love on the Run, Antoine Doinel is still in love and because he’s still in love, he’s still alive.

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Rare television interview excerpt of Truffaut and actress/co-writer Marie-France Pisier discussing their working styles and their feelings about Love on the Run
  • Excerpt from the 1980 TV show Cinescope in which Truffaut addresses his misgivings about his finale to the Doinel series, and illuminates his feelings about Jean-Pierre Léaud and Antoine Doinel
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Film Essays

Love on the Run

By Chris Fujiwara April 28, 2003

While making Love on the Run, François Truffaut knew that it would be the end of the Antoine Doinel cycle. He also wanted the film to be the cycle’s recapitulation. Love on the Run prolongs . . . Read more »

Clippings

Truffaut: A Look Back

August 18, 2010

UPDATE 14OCT2010: It seems that we at Criterion, or at least our subtitles, have gotten caught up in a bit of a controversy with regard to the article that we linked to here. Some sharp readers . . . Read more »


Clippings

Beaucoup de Truffaut

April 07, 2010

The smart folks at the niftily designed film website Not Coming to a Theater Near You are in the midst of a monthlong feature titled Love on the Run: The Films of François Truffaut. One essay . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Love on the Run

By Chris Fujiwara April 28, 2003

While making Love on the Run, François Truffaut knew that it would be the end of the Antoine Doinel cycle. He also wanted the film to be the cycle’s recapitulation. Love on the Run prolongs . . . Read more »