François Truffaut’s Small Change
The Cinefamily – Los Angeles, CA
One of François Truffaut’s most endearing labors of love, Small Change is one of those rare films that strikes dead the cynicism in any hardened heart. Filmed entirely in Thiers, a small town in the French countryside, the film presents an interconnected series of vignettes featuring one of the most vibrant child casts ever gathered, as the kids (ages 0 to 14) go to school, horse around, go to the movies, fall out of windows, care for (and rebel against) their parents and explore each other; as Truffaut himself said, “Our idea really is ‘From the first bottle to the first kiss.’” The film’s schoolbound world is the antithesis of the dour oppressiveness Truffaut paints in The 400 Blows, and the joyousness of the proceedings clearly wore off on the director, for Small Change is as innocent, buzzing and wide-eyed as childhood itself. We’re thrilled to present Small Change in a gorgeous, newly-struck 35mm print!
Via The Cinefamily