The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959): Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1, 3.30pm
Genesis Cinema is running a fantastic six-part season of rarely screened auteur classics, providing you with an alternative film choice for a Sunday afternoon.
Chicago Reader review:
'More conventional than Godard and more sentimental than Chabrol, Francois Truffaut spearheaded the breakthrough of the French New Wave with this highly autobiographical first feature (1959). Jean-Pierre Leaud is the wide-eyed boy who flees his battling parents only to find himself irrevocably alone. Distinguished by its intensity of feeling and freewheeling use of the wide-screen frame, the film ranks among Truffaut's best.' Dave Kehr
Here is the trailer.