Lots of enthusiasm for Day For Night, the final film in our François Truffaut mini-season, and an appreciation score of 77.07 per cent. Some comments: “Best film of the year.” “Genuine insight, humour, subtle, engaging characters.” “Insightful and entertaining.” “Brilliant. Learned a lot and loved the humour/music.” “Enjoyable, lovely. Truffaut in his element.” “Most enjoyable. What prima donnas!” “Most enlightening and [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 6 March at 19:45, is The Salesman, an Iranian film from 2016. A married couple, actors in Tehran, are preparing for a performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, when an intrusion into their temporary residence sends the husband down the path of revenge. A tense domestic drama from the brilliant Asghar Farhadi, director of A Separation.
A slightly disappointing score of 72.09 per cent for Fahrenheit 451, but lots of enthusiasm in the comments. “A most imaginative film. Pleased that I had the opportunity to see it.” “Lovely film. Sixties chic but relevant today with fake news, press control, etc.” “Quirky, amusing, food for thought. But optimistic!” “Completely original.” “Loved it!” “An old favourite.” “Memorable despite the [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 20 February at 19:45, is Day For Night, the final film in our CFS Extra François Truffaut season. A gentle and warm-hearted comedy about the business of making a film, Day for Night (La Nuit Americaine) won the best foreign film Oscar in 1974. It stars Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Truffaut himself as the director of a [cont'd.]