Essential Films: The 400 Blows (1959)

In this video essay, Essential Films discusses The 400 Blows (1959), exploring some of the choices auteur François Truffaut’s employed to portray an honest coming of age film, encapsulating an incredible spectrum of human feelings and experiences that achieves realism by portraying the pain and tenderness of adolescence.

Criterion Collection


French New Wave

Teen & Coming of Age