François Truffaut

Stolen Kisses

Stolen Kisses

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.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Introduction by film historian Serge Toubiana, discussing the genesis of the film and the tumultuous events surrounding the 1968 removal of Henri Langlois as director of the Cinémathèque française
  • Excerpt from the TV show Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films in which Truffaut discusses his vision of the Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud
  • Archival newsreel footage of the "Langlois Affair," documenting protests by Truffaut and other French film industry luminaries against the removal of Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois
  • Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois
  • Newsreel footage of Truffaut's impassioned rally to shut down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival in support of striking students and workers
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

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The Adventures of Antoine Doinel

The Adventures of Antoine Doinel

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$79.96

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Special Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Introduction by film historian Serge Toubiana, discussing the genesis of the film and the tumultuous events surrounding the 1968 removal of Henri Langlois as director of the Cinémathèque française
  • Excerpt from the TV show Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films in which Truffaut discusses his vision of the Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud
  • Archival newsreel footage of the "Langlois Affair," documenting protests by Truffaut and other French film industry luminaries against the removal of Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois
  • Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois
  • Newsreel footage of Truffaut's impassioned rally to shut down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival in support of striking students and workers
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Stolen Kisses
Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Antoine Doinel
Delphine Seyrig
Fabienne Tabard
Michael Lonsdale
Monsieur Tabard
Claude Jade
Christine Darbon
Harry-Max
Monsieur Henri
André Falcon
Monsieur Blady
Daniel Ceccaldi
Monsieur Darbon
Claire Duhamel
Madame Darbon
Catherine Lutz
Madame Catherine
Serge Rousseau
The strange man
Credits
Director
François Truffaut
Screenplay
François Truffaut
Screenplay
Claude de Givray
Screenplay
Bernard Revon
Music
Antoine Duhamel
Cinematography
Denys Clerval
Editing
Agnès Guillemot
Production design
Claude Pignot
Sound
René Levert

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François Truffaut

Writer, Director

A lifelong cinephile, François Truffaut first made his cinematic mark as a fiery, contentious critic for Cahiers du cinéma in the 1950s, denouncing the French film industry's bloated "tradition of quality" and calling for the director to be redefined as the auteur, or individual author, of the film. Truffaut then became an auteur himself, starting with The 400 Blows, which won him the best director award at Cannes and led the French new-wave charge. The 400 Blows remains Truffaut’s seminal film, yet he continued to reinvigorate cinema throughout the sixties, with such thrilling works as Shoot the Piano Player and Jules and Jim. Truffaut also continued to follow the adventures of 400 Blows protagonist Antoine Doinel—embodied by Jean-Pierre Léaud—through the seventies (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, Love on the Run), while directing such other classics as Day for Night and The Last Metro, which displayed his undying love for cinema and life. His own life was tragically cut short at the age of fifty-two.