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Directed by François Truffaut

1976, in French with English subtitles

France

104 minutes

35mm

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TRUFFAUT: ON CHILDHOOD

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François Truffaut’s ode to childhood’s “state of grace,” this sentimental tale is a portrait of teachers, students, and their parents in a funny and wise re-creation of youth.

“It ambles through the lives of these children, observing them in school, at home, going to the movies, making do on a Sunday morning when parents sleep late, trying to pawn some textbooks, making painful and hilarious discoveries that, by the time we reach the end, have encompassed most of the ordinary expressions of childhood in ways not possible in the conventional fiction film.” —New York Times