I think probably more than any film I've seen this understands and empathizes with the harsh and painfully emotional world of childhood. Many films have captured the spirit of adolescence, from The Breakfast Club to Boyhood, but I don't think any of them can match this in its sheer presence. It feels like growing up does: Joyous. Exuberant. Confusing. Melancholy. Lost.
1 puan ama Truffaut'ya değil, MUBİ'nin, ALTYAZILI izleme şansımızı elimizden alan haksız uygulamasına. Yazıklar olsun. Mail atıp bir de bunu müjdelemişler üyelerine, 'artık Türkçe izleyemeyeceksiniz, hadi mutlu olun' demişler resmen. Bir de ücret alıyorlar bunun için. İngilizce altyazıyı anlamaya çalışmaktan filmden keyif alamaz olduk.
Truffaut creates a realistic portrait of Paris inspired by his childhood memories, without artifice or the weight of importance. He uses unusual camera angles and street scenes to draw us into his imagination. The boy actor completely captivates us with his un-self-conscious portrayal of a delinquent youth. Truffaut's finale abruptly leaves us to ponder real social issues still relevant today. +Atmospheric music.
My first Truffaut. What a beautiful film. Very sad, but also bursting with life and energy and hope. Technically it's a masterwork, and the lead child actor is amazing. Loved the undercurrent of social and political critique, and the celebration of youth. Also really evoked the hypocrisy that often underlies disciplinarian approaches to 'trouble' kids. Favourite scene was the backgammonsmokingchaosinbed...
A very touching film. I think what makes this film so powerful is how personal it feels and how real the moments seem to be. For me it's similar to Boyhood in the sense that it's a film made of small moments that are familiar to many of us from childhood. Here it's not really about the grand picture but there's not one clear plot - it's merely a look at someone growing up and the beautiful and tough times.
Most surprising thing is this was his first film in 1959 and he was allowed to shoot in cinemascope. The anamorphic aspect ratio was new innovation at the time and reserved for huge Studio epic films - expensive to make. Just goes to show Truffaut was someone special.
In the italian version they added music already when he runs in the wood towards the beach before getting there, distorting a marvellous moment of breakout and self-liberation. I was glad to see the original version here. The sea is only a great question and I don't have any other comment to add