(In partnership with Lisboa 5L Festival)
Truffaut’s first colour film combines the black humour of the French director and the morality of Ray Bradbury’s book, which has already been adapted to cinema several times, specifically because of the way in which the story’s dystopia is portrayed. It’s a world where literature is banned for being the spark that can light the flame of revolution, something that is literally extinguished by dedicated firefighters.
[Based on the romance by Ray Bradbury]
Presentation: Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre
One of Truffaut’s cinema reflecting themes is the nature of education. One can see this in films like Les 400 Coups or Farenheit 451, or in this adaptation of the scientific memories of Jean Itard. He was a French doctor who found, in 1798, a 12-year-old boy – the “wild child” – who had been until then apart from civilization. Truffaut plays the doctor, the master, the father Itard in this long and difficult educational process.
Antoine Doinel is 17, lives in a hotel and loves music. He falls in love with a woman he meets at a concert. She sees him as a friend, but her parents love him. Programmed together with Quentin Papapietro’s “En fumée”.