Part of Curzon12's 'Summer of '68' theme: 1968 was a year of social upheaval, with demonstrations and revolutions unfolding around the world. Our three themed films represent the before, during and after of this era, by three French directors who were very much part of the call for change.
'Stolen Kisses' is the third instalment of the Antoine Doinel Series, tracing the life of Truffaut's filmic alter ego, Jean-Pierre Léaud. It was nominated for the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
It is now 1968 and Antoine is 20. Having received a dishonourable discharge from the army he returns to the streets of Paris where he stumbles through a series of unsatisfying jobs and romantic encounters.
Truffaut's paean to the irrepressible ebullience of youth, 'Stolen Kisses' is a playful, wistful and moving chapter in the life of one of cinema's greatest fictional characters.