28/05/2008 15:01

Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés) – Pedja’s Film Collection

France, 1968, 90 min
Direction: Françoisa Truffaut
Cast: François Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon
Awards: Prix Louis Delluc, Prix Louis Delluc, 1968, Best Film, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1969, Best Director, National Society of Film Critics Award, USA, 1970; nominations: Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards, 1969, Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film, Golden Globes, USA, 1969.
Selection: Pedja’s Film Collection

One of the movies made by French director Françoisa Truffaut, called Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés), the third movie in the series about a hero, Antoine Doinel, is going to be shown in the selection that was made thanks a local film-lover, Petar Protic, and his extraordinary film collection.

The movie shows the mentioned hero who, after serving the army, goes back to his girlfriend Christine Darbon. After that, comical and ironical Doinel’s experiences gained when trying to find a job follow. They are a result of his curiosity and clumsiness. First, he works as a night keeper in a hotel, but soon, he loses the job. Finally, he becomes a private detective, and his first more serious task is to investigate why the employees of Mr. Georges Tabard, the owner of a shoe shop, are so angry with him. In the meantime, Antoine fails to notice extremely attractive and beautiful Mrs. Tabard, which additionally complicates things…

Françoisa Truffaut was born in 1932. When he was seven, he started going to cinemas regularly, intensely developing his film passion. When he was fourteen, he left school and began working. After a year, he founded a film club and met Andre Bazin, a renowned French film critic who became his patron, helping him in the unpredictable path of life. Truffaut soon began to write film critics. In the mid fifties, together with a group of young critics, he cooperated in a magazine with an avant-garde program, called Cahiers du cinema, where he published his famous “author theory”. He is considered as one of the founders of the “new wave” in the history of world cinematography. This maker of numerous awarded works of film art was a huge admirer of Alfred Hitchcock’s work – he considered him as his film mentor. He died in 1984. He was buried in Montmartre, the famous Paris cemetery.