screening / Práce / Work
one-night screening of
the documentary film
TWO IN THE WAVE (DEUX DE LA VAGUE)
introduced by David Čeněk
Two in the Wave is the story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; Francois Truffaut two years later. Love of movies brings them together. They write in the same magazines, Cahiers du Cinema and Arts. When the younger of the two becomes a filmmaker with "The 400 Blows", which triumphs in Cannes in 1959, he helps his older friend shift to directing, offering him a screenplay which already has a title, A bout de souffle, or Breathless. Through the 1960s the two loyally support each other. History and politics separate them in 1968, when Godard plunges into radical politics but Truffaut continues his career as before. Between the two of them, the actor Jean-Pierre Leaud is torn like a child caught between two separated and warring parents. Their friendship and their break-up embody the story of French cinema.
18.11. 2010 6 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ
Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague)
Director: Emmanuel Laurent
Cast: Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Isild le Besco, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Charles Aznavour, Fritz Lang, Jean Cocteau
91 min., in French with Czech subtitles
In cooperation with Film Distribution Artcam