Two in the Wave
Aug 20 - Aug 26, 2010
(Emmanuel Laurent, France, 2010, 35mm, 91 min)
Cinema’s most notorious friendship—and falling out—is chronicled in film critic Antoine de Baecque and filmmaker Emmanuel Laurent's documentary of François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. Told through rare archival footage, interviews and film excerpts, Two in the Wave explores their friendship from the early Cahiers years, the success of The 400 Blows at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Truffaut’s instrumental help in the making of Breathless, to their brutal falling out ten years later. Two in the Wave also shows the effect of their tumultuous friendship on the New Wave itself and its signature actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, who finds himself torn between two father figures.
"Honors [Godard & Truffaut's] collaboration by carefully recounting its details and arguing for its significance. The films of Truffaut and Mr. Godard stand or fall by themselves, but together they made history." —NY Times
"Must not be missed by anyone who admires this important period in world cinema, and also by those who want to get a good idea about this moment, this movement, and its leading figures." —The Stranger
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