The old lady Joule remembers… Bernard and Arlette Coudray were a healthy couple living in a suburb of Grenoble. The drama started when Mathilde and Philippe Bauchard began renting the house opposite. Bernard and Mathilde had been lovers years ago and later parted ways. Meeting each other once again, they are sucked into that same passion, leaving Mathilde on the brink of depression. Just as she’s about to leave for good, following her treatment, she feels the need to see her lover once more. However, this final meeting may prove tragic. —mostra.org
The product of an unhappy, loveless home, Truffaut began using films to escape the exigencies of reality at age seven, virtually living in various Parisian movie houses. He left school to go to work at 14, and, one year later, founded a film club, which brought him to the attention of influential cinema critic Andre Bazin. Over the next few years, Bazin both financed and protected Truffaut. In 1953, Bazin hired Truffaut as a critic/essayist for Cahiers du Cinema. It was in the January 1954 edition that Truffaut published his landmark essay “A Certain Tendency in the French Cinema,” in which he attacked directors who merely ground out films without any personal cinematic vision; he also propounded the auteur theory, which opined that the only directors worth serious consideration were those who left their own individual signatures on each of their films. Truffaut noted that writing critiques enabled him to understand why he loved films and to rationalize his reasons for liking them… read more
Un melodrama romántico que oscila entre la sobriedad y el arrebato. Retrata la pasión amorosa de dos personajes complejos e inestables. Después de Los 400 Golpes, la considero mi película favorita de Truffaut.