Sun 30 Jan - Wed 2 Feb / + intro

Day for Night

Cert. 12A

Classics, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

François Truffaut Revisited

La Nuit américaine

115 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1973 | dir. François Truffaut, with François Truffaut, Jacqueline Bisset, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Featuring Truffaut himself, La Nuit américaine (Day for Night) is an exuberant celebration of filmmaking that tells the often funny behind-the-camera story of a cast and crew involved in the making of a second-rate melodrama. A love letter to cinema, it was awarded the 1973 Oscar for Best Foreign Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film.

Sun 30 Jan 2pm
Wed 2 Feb 3.50pm

The screening on 30 Jan will be preceded by an extended introduction to François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud’s work together by film curator Sonali Joshi

About Sonali Joshi

Sonali Joshi is a curator, writer, subtitler and translator. She founded Day for Night Film & Visual Arts in 2006, seeking to champion underrepresented areas of cinema through curatorial projects, distribution and access. She began her career in film exhibition at Cornerhouse (now HOME, Manchester), before moving into film distribution in Paris and then heading up the translation subtitling department of a former post-production house in London. Sonali holds a PhD in French Cinema Studies, the focus of which was actor Jean-Pierre Léaud.


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