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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
Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière
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