Irish Film Institute -HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT


Director: KENT JONES

79 minutes, USA-France, 2015, Digital

This film was released 4th March 2016, and is no longer screening.


Fifty years ago French New Wave luminary François Truffaut published a monograph on director Alfred Hitchcock, the result of a week-long series of probing interviews with his idol. It has since become a seminal text that did much to solidify the reputation of Hitchcock, who had at the time just finished The Birds, and was perceived as little more than a schlocky genre merchant by US critics, whereas Truffaut and his peers saw him for the genius he truly was.

Kent Jones, a multi-hyphenated talent who serves as Director of Programming for the New York Film Festival, and works with Scorsese on his World Cinema Project preservation campaign, has gathered an impressive roster of contemporary filmmakers – David Fincher, Wes Anderson, James Gray, and many others – to discuss the legacy of the book. Hitchcock/Truffaut is cinefile manna from heaven. (Notes by David O’Mahony.)

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