Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.
France/Italy, 1970. Les Films du Carrosse, Valoria Films, Fida Cinematografica. Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon. Cinematography by Nestor Almendros. Produced by Marcel Berbert. Music by Antoine Duhamel. Production Design by Jean Mandaroux. Costume Design by Francoise Tournafond. Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot. Podcast: My Criterions.
The adventures of plucky, adorable Antoine Doinel continue, and they are just as delightful as they were in Stolen Kisses. Doinel (the continually amiable Jean-Pierre Léaud) is now married to beautiful Claude Jade and living in a Parisian apartment with her. When his flower-dyeing business goes bust, he must go looking for work and ends up with a well-paying job at an American shipping company. His relationship with his wife is threatened when he meets a Japanese client’s daughter and is so bewitched by her that he indulges in a lengthy affair. Light and airy, with delicious dialogue and an infectious classiness, this film should be watched immediately after the also precious Kisses.