Truffaut and kids, one of the greatest equations of cinema. And "L'argent de poche" has a lot of kids in it.
Saw this with Eva Truffaut on the actual screening. How rad is that? It's a decent film. Is this the one where a baby falls off a tall building? Putain it both amused me and scared the hell out of me. That's directing 101.
this special film understands children. 'children have grace' as one mom said. it deals with the frustrations and the joyful moments, spontaneously. but the coup de grâce, for me, is that it incites ours childhood memories, pains and joys. we see ourselves, children we knew in school or the neighborhood. it is very intimate and magical in a lot of moments
A school year presented in this small but engaging work. Kids being themselves. Small stories; some a little fey others quite enthralling. Lesser Truffaut to be honest but certainly has its fans.
This is a pleasant enough film about children being children. I enjoyed the rather plotness non-narrative structuring, but unlike other semi-neorealist films this one failed to really move me, nice scenes, lots of memorable moments but... but...
There's absolutely nothing patronizing in this film. It's not in Truffaut's nature. All I saw were kids being kids.
I Just saw a new print at the silent theater in Los Angeles last night what a beautiful film.
This is by far my favourite Truffaut. I hope new print=new dvd transfer down the line.
New print of this playing in NYC, can't wait to see it! Village Voice has a good piece on the film: http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-11-24/film/small-change-at-ifc-a-winter-portrait-at-alliance-fran-aise