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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1982 - 31 July.8 August


François Roland Truffaut (Paris, 6 February 1932) is a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film "The 400 Blows" came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement, and was followed by three sequels, "Stolen Kisses", "Bed and Board", and "Love on the Run" between 1958 and 1979.

Truffaut's 1973 film "Day for Night" earned him critical acclaim and several awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His other notable films include "Shoot the Piano Player" (1960), "Jules et Jim" (1961), "The Wild Child" (1970), "Two English Girls" (1971), and "The Woman Next Door" (1981).

  • Filmography:

    short films
    Une visite (1954)
    Les Mistons (1957)
    A Story of Water, co-directed by Jean-Luc Godard (1958)
    Love at Twenty, episode "Antoine e Colette" (1962)

    feature films
    The 400 Blows (1959)
    Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
    Jules and Jim (1962)
    The Soft Skin (1964)
    Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    The Bride Wore Black (1967)
    Stolen Kisses (1968)
    Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
    The Wild Child (1969)
    Bed and Board (1970)
    Two English Girls (1971)
    Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me (1972)
    Day for Night (1973)
    The Story of Adele H. (1975)
    Small Change (1976)
    The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
    The Green Room (1978)
    Love on the Run (1979)
    The Last Metro (1980)
    The Woman Next Door (1981)

    • ACTOR
    The 400 Blows (1959)
    The Army Game, by Claude de Givray (1961)
    The Wild Child (1970)
    Day for Night (1973)
    Small Change (1976)
    The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind, by Steven Spielberg (1977)
    The Green Room (1978)

    Anna la bonne - short film by Harry Kümel (1958)
    Le scarabée d'or - short film by Robert Lacheney (1960)
    Paris Belongs to Us, by Jacques Rivette (1960)
    Testament of Orpheus, by Jean Cocteau (1960)
    Anne la bonne - short film by Jean-Claude Roché (1961)
    La fin du voyage - short film by Jean-Claude Roché (1961)
    La vie d'insectes - short film by Jean-Claude Roché (1961)
    The Army Game, by Claude de Givray (1961)
    Two or Three Things I Know About Her - coproducer, directed by Jean-Luc Godard (1966)
    Naked Childhood - coproducer, directed by Maurice Pialat (1969)
    My Night at Maud's - coproducer, directed by Éric Rohmer (1969)
    The Demise of Father Mouret, by Georges Franju (1970)
    Lola's Lolos, by Bernard Dubois (1976)
    Ce gamin-là, by Renaud Victor (1977)
    Le Beau Mariage, by Éric Rohmer (1982)

    The Army Game - co-screenwriter, directed by Claude de Givray (1961)
    Mata-Hari, Agent H21 - dialogues, directed by Jean-Louis Richard (1963)

  • Works:

    • WRITER
    Le cinéma selon Hitchcock, Robert Laffont (1967)
    Les aventures d'Antoine Doinel: Les quatre cents coups, L'amour a vingt ans, Baisers volés, Domicile conjugal, Mercure de France (1970)
    Jean Renoir, André Bazin, edited by François Truffaut, Champ Libre (1971)
    La nuit américaine: scénario du film suivi de "Journal de tournage de Fahrenheit 451", Seghers (1974)
    Le cinéma, art et industrie, Robert Laffont, Paris (1975)
    Les films de ma vie, Flammarion (1975)
    Le cinéma de la cruauté, André Bazin, introduced and edited by François Truffaut, Flammarion, Paris (1976)
    L'argent de poche: ciné-roman, Flammarion, Paris (1976)
    L'homme qui aimait les femmes, Flammarion, Paris (1977)
    Réponse à l'enquête de Tay Garnett in "Un siecle de cinéma", Hatier (1981)