Jean-Pierre Léaud in Two English Girls // Les deux anglaises et le continent (François Truffaut - 1971)
“Ultimately one makes the films one can love as a viewer. The cinema helped me endure life when I was an adolescent, it pleased me as an escape. That escape could only work through identification. I had a horror of costume films, for instance. Well, as a filmmaker I make the films I saw when I was thirteen, fourteen years old, that’s to say, with people in the wrong, weak, all fouled up, hiding out, always keeping aloof from groups, films with which it is easy to identify and which drag you into a kind of escapism that is nonetheless quite close to real life.”
February 6, 1932 — October 21, 1984
Jean-Pierre Leaud during the shooting of the “L’Amour a vingt ans “, photographed by J. Cuinieres,1962.
Les Mistons - 1957
Claude de Givray’s film Tire-au-flanc, 1961, produced and acted by François Truffaut, here seen reading Goethe’s Werther in the economical Classiques Fayard edition.
Jules et Jim - 1962