Sun 30 Jan - Tue 1 Feb / + intro

L’Enfant sauvage

Cert. U

CinéFamilies, Classics, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

François Truffaut Revisited, Rebellious & Glorious Season

The Wild Child

83 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1970 | dir. François Truffaut, with Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut, Jean Dasté, Françoise Seigner

Based on a true story of a “wild child” found in the forest in the late 18th century, L’Enfant sauvage relates the efforts of behavioural scientist Jean Itard to “civilise” the child. Truffaut’s marvelous recreation of a scientist’s attempts to educate a feral child in 1790s France is a deeply moving drama. This astute philosophical meditation on matters of morality, humanity, responsibility and ‘civilisation’, benefits from Nestor Almendros’ stunning black-and-white camerawork and superb performances from Cargol and Truffaut.

Sun 30 Jan 5.20pm
Tue 1 Feb 6.20pm

The screening on 30 Jan will be preceded by an extended introduction to François Truffaut by film curator Sonali Joshi

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