Lynn cinema club’s French connection

Fran�ois Truffaut
Fran�ois Truffaut
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Lynn Community Cinema Club’s next film appreciation event is on Thursday, June 16, and provides an opportunity to discover more about one of the most popular, enjoyable and accessible French film directors of the 20th century.

François Truffaut, who died in 1984 at the age of 52, directed more than 20 films during his short career.

He was also a writer, theorist, critic and actor, most notably in Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Sue Burge will be leading the session and, as well as giving an overview of this director’s fascinating life and career, she will be exploring a particular sequence of films in more detail.

Over a 20-year period Jean-Pierre Léaud played the character of Antoine Doinel, Truffaut’s alter ego, in five highly acclaimed films which reflect some of the highs and lows of the director’s own life, from his troubled childhood and failed army career to his quest to find the perfect woman.

If you are a fan of French film, language and culture and enjoy films set in Paris then this is the evening for you. Cinema club members pay £5, non-members £6 and Thursday’s meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Great Hall at Thoresby College, Lynn.

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