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Jules and Jim

When:22-Jan-2018. From 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Contact:+971 (0)2 65 69 555 / [view map]

Audience:Open to the Public

François Truffaut (1932-1984) was a leading figure of the 20th Century French cinema. He becomes acclaimed internationally in 1959 with the release of les 400 coups (the 400 Blows), movie inspired by his childhood. This movie, along with Jean-Luc Godard’s movie À bout de souffle (Breathless), written by Truffaut, signs the beginning of the French New Wave and the inaugural movie of the “Antoine Doisnel” saga, followed by Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses – 1968), Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board – 1970) et L’amour en fuite (Love on the run – 1979), all starring the actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and bringing together Childhood and love relationship, two of Truffaut’s beloved themes. The release of Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the piano player) confirms Truffaut as a major filmmaker and opens a new era in his career. On one hand, he develops adaptations of dark novels through his movies La mariée était en noir (The bride wore black – 1968), La sirène du Mississipi (Mississippi Mermaid1969), Une belle fille comme moi ( A goergeous girl like me – 1972), Vivement dimanche ! (Confidentially yours – 1983). On the other hand, he develops literary works’ adaptations and especially Henri-Pierre Roche’s work such as Les deux anglaises et le continent (Two English girls – 1971) ; L’homme qui aimait les femmes (The man who loved omen – 1977)

Adaptation of Henri-Pierre Roché’s eponymous novel, Jules and Jim is the tragic story of two friends, a French and an Austrian who meet before WWI and fall in love with the same woman.

Screening in French, with English subtitles
Film duration: 104 min
Age 12+

The Sorbonne Ciné-Club is a Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Cinema series, held monthly on Mondays, until May 2018. Don’t miss the chance to discover works by some of the iconic filmmakers in the French cinema.

In cooperation with the Institut français in the UAE.

Mark your calendars!
12 February: Monsieur Klein, by Joseph Losey
19 March: La baie des anges, by Jacques Demy
16 April: Le salaire de la peur, by Henri-Georges Clouzot
14 May: Pickpocket, by Robert Bresson