Bed & Board (1970)
French actor and New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud, who started his career in François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (Les 400 Coups) will receive an honorary Palme d’or at the closing ceremony of the Festival’s 69th edition on Sunday 22 May.
Léaud made his first appearance on the Croisette in 1959 as the young and rebellious hero Antoine Doinel, a character who continued through Antoine Et Colette (1962), Baisers Volés (Stolen Kisses) (1968), Domicile Conjugal (Bed And Board) (1970) and L'Amour En Suite (Love On The Run) (1979).
Other previous recipients of the honorary Palme include Agnès Varda in 2015 as well as Clint Eastwood, Manoel de Oliveira, Woody Allen and Bernardo Bertolucci in recent years.
Leaud stars as King Louis Xiv in Spanish director
The French film director Claude Miller, best known for L'Effrontée and La Petite Voleuse, both featuring a young Charlotte Gainsbourg, has died aged 70.
Before becoming a director himself, Miller worked for a number of noted new wave directors: he acted as assistant director on Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar, Jacques Demy's Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, and Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend, before becoming production manager for a string of films by François Truffaut, including Bed and Board, Day for Night and The Story of Adele H.
With Truffaut's encouragement, Miller moved into a higher profile role, making his directorial debut in 1976 with The Best Way to Walk. His first significant success, however, was the multi-award-winning police procedural thriller Garde à Vue, with Lino Ventura and Michel Serrault.
In the mid-80s, Miller
"It's fascinating to consider the similarities and the differences between François and Antoine," wrote Kent Jones in a 2003 essay for Criterion on Antoine and Colette (1962), the short film in which Antoine, all of 17, falls in love for the first time. Kent Jones notes that Truffaut has shifted the "cultural meeting ground" of the young lovers "from the cinematheque," where Truffaut,
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When the Guardian finally came crawling, begging me to prop up its ailing fortunes by graciously condescending to write an article for its so-called "Guide", I was overcome with such a fit of anger at the wormy presumption of it all that I could scarcely finish my mid-morning muffin. But as I stared into the trusting eyes of the carrier pigeon they'd employed to deliver this wretched entreaty, I had a change of heart. Wouldn't this be a good way of trying to convince people to see the film I'd directed (Submarine: a coming-of-age comedy based on Joe Dunthorne's critically acclaimed novel, executive produced by Ben Stiller, and featuring original songs by Alex Turner) without looking like it was flat-out,
François Truffaut’s death shook the film community in Tokyo (in Domicile conjugal Truffaut had sealed the bond between him and Japan). Eric Rohmer’s passing away was commented upon by the specialized film press, while the daily papers,
In François Truffaut’s fourth episode of the Antoine Doinel saga, Bed and Board (1970), Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) embarks on an affair with a Japanese woman, Kyoko (Hiroko Berghauer), culminating in a restaurant sequence in which Antoine keeps excusing himself to call his wife Christine (Claude Jade). Kyoko exits the restaurant, leaving a small piece of paper on which she’s written, in kanji, ‘katte ni shiyagare,’ a declaration of frustration and independence, of having had enough, which can be translated politely, as above, as well as in a far more casual manner. Antoine is unable to read this of course, it suffices that she’s gone. In Truffaut’s film, this subtitle appears on the shot of the brief note, ‘va te faire foutre’/'go to hell'. What French audiences at the time did not know at the time was that this Japanese expression was also
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