LOCO London Comedy Film Festival - The 400 Blows

Before there was Boyhood, there was Antoine Doinel. Between 1959 and 1979, director François Truffaut and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud collaborated on four feature films and one short that followed the life of Antoine Doinel from his stormy teens through marriage, children, divorce, and adulthood. By turns funny, furious, deeply moving, desperately romantic and always enchanting, it’s a story that mirrors the lives, loves, debates and dilemmas of its creators, and an essential element of the French New Wave.

As part of our Liberté, Égalité, Hilarité celebration of French comedy, here’s a rare chance to see the complete adventures of Antoine Doinel. 

We start with the The 400 Blows, Based on Trufaut’s own painful childhood, The 400 Blows is a tough, unsentimental look through a child’s eyes at a world of warring parents, punitive teachers and petty crime, ending with one of the the greatest shots in cinema history.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub.


François Truffaut

Mon 11 Apr Starts 8:00pm

Running Time: 99