16th September 2024 // Day for Night (La Nuit americaine)

DAY FOR NIGHT (LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE) (CERT. 12)
FRANCE-ITALY 1973 DIRECTED BY FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT
COLOUR 116 MINS
WITH: JACQUELINE BISSET, JEAN-PIERRE LÉAUD, VALENTINA
CORTESE, JEAN-PIERRE AUMONT, FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT

A dedicated director uses his ingenuity and skill to keep his team together when
making a film at studios in Nice.

 

Academy Award (Oscar) – Best Foreign Language Film
3 BAFTAs – Best Film, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress (Cortese)

‘Not only the best movie made about the movies, but also great entertainment.’ – Roger
Ebert

‘A wonderfully tender story of the fragile, funny and tough people who populate the filmbusiness.’
– Gene Siskel

‘A deeply personal, warm and human tribute to the passion of cinema.’ – Christopher
Machell

‘ An elegiac celebration of a dying kind of cinema, a meditation on the connection between
film and life.’ – Philip French

‘Immensely enjoyable, richly detailed, insider’s view of the goings-on in a film-studio. A
fun film with melodramatic asides.’ – Leslie Halliwell

‘An exhilarating celebration of the movie-making process.’ – Radio Times