La Peau douce (1964)

Yesterday, I finally watched François Truffaut’s La Peau douce. The film is a revelation; cynical and warm at the same time. Theme is adultery and love – also a natural contradiction. Direction of the actors is so good it is invisible, but superb skills are evident in Françoise Dorléac’s performance. (Sadly, this French actress died way too young.) I’m surprised this specific film in Truffaut’s body of work isn’t even more recognized and talked about – not to mention seen. I loved it, and wholeheartedly recommend it. (DVD available at Play.)

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  1. It’s good to see you writing again. Quite belatedly, I wanted to thank you for your kind words of a few months back. I loved the image of the slender tree seaside. Writing often does feel like that, doesn’t it?

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