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  • Saturday, July 16

    6 PM (116 mins)
    BAMPFA

    SOLD OUT

Day for Night

(La nuit américaine)

Imported Print

  • Introduction

    Daughter of François Truffaut

featuring

Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut,

Truffaut gives us a behind-the-scenes romantic comedy in which the love interest is moviemaking. Every love affair must have its complications, and so the production-within-the-production is plagued by accidents, erotic misadventures, and wayward performers. Meanwhile, the director, played by Truffaut himself, has recurring black-and-white dreams of a cinephilic childhood. “Shooting a film is like taking a stagecoach ride,” he says. “First you hope to have a nice trip. Then you just hope to reach your destination.” But judging by the exhilaration of Day for Night, for Truffaut, the trip is the destination.

Juliet Clark
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • François Truffaut
  • Jean-Louis Richard
  • Suzanne Schiffman
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 116 mins
Source
  • BFI
Permission
  • Warner Bros.