Past Event

Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés)

March 21, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

François Truffaut, 1968, 91 min. French with English subtitles

Film Screening introduced by Annette Insdorf

Dishonorably discharged from the army, 20-year-old Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) finds it hard adapting to civilian life in Paris. While resuming his on-again, off-again relationship with Christine (Claude Jade), he takes on a series of jobs, including a failed stint as a hotel clerk and a turn working as a private detective. Whimsical, nostalgic, and irrepressibly romantic, Baisers volés is Truffaut’s timeless ode to the passion and impetuosity of youth.

Annette Insdorf is the author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust, Philip Kaufman, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has, and Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes. She is a Professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia’s School of the Arts and served as Director of Undergraduate Film Studies for 27 years.

This film screening is supported by Albertine Cinematheque, a program of FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC / Centre National du Cinema, and SACEM / Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.