LOCO London Comedy Film Festival - Antoine And Collette & Stolen Kisses

Doors open 7.00pm

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. 

In Antoine And Collette the now teenage Antoine escapes from his oppressive family, discovers cinema and music, and falls in love for the first time. Based on the seventeen-year-old Trufaut’s infatuation with the beautiful Liliane Litvin.

This 30 minute short is followed by Stolen Kisses; it’s now 1968, and Antoine has been dishonourably discharged from the army. Released onto the streets of Paris, he embarks on a series of romantic misadventures in the lightest, most mischievous film of the series.

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

Tue 19 Apr Starts 8:00pm

Running Time: 122