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François Truffaut ‘s
The Wild Child
L‘enfant Sauvage

Co-presented by



Starring Jean-Pierre Cargol and François Truffaut
Photographed by Nestor Almendros
Script, adaptation and dialogues by François Truffaut and Jean Gruault
Also starring Jean Dasté and Françoise Seigner
A production of Les Films du Carrosse and  Les Productions Artistes Associés

“Unlike any other film Truffaut has ever made, yet only Truffaut could have made it. It is a lovely, pure film. A CLASSIC!”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“Truffaut’s most thoughtful statement on his favorite subject: The way young people grow up, explore themselves, and attempt to function creatively in the world. Truffaut places his personal touch on every frame of the film. So often movies keep our attention by flashy tricks and cheap melodrama; it is an intellectually cleansing experience to watch this intelligent and hopeful film.”
– Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

“Suffused with Truffaut’s radiant love for the movies’ beginnings, when everything was being done for the first time, when the language was learned. It has a miraculous kind of balance: between freedom and control, originality and homage, the discovery of new experience and the contemplation of the past…Truffaut gives us an image of himself as both master and student, the image that contains all we need to know of him.”
– Terrence Rafferty, The New Yorker

Press:

Village Voice, 11.04.08

TIME OUT New York

Vincent Canby review
New York Times

Roger Ebert review
Chicago Sun-Times
link 

Dr. Itard's full report: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE DISCOVERY AND EDUCATION OF A SAVAGE MAN (1802)

Hitchcock to Truffaut correspondence
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Original theatrical trailer
 
A limited quantity of posters are available for sale: click here for details.
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All photos © Pierre Zucca

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