The Wild Child

Movie Information

In Brief:  While not generally as well known as films like The 400 Blows, François Truffaut's loose adaptation of a true story of a feral child struggling to reintegrate into eighteenth century French society after growing up in the woods bears all the hallmarks of the director's best works. Themes of challenging adolescence and the social isolation inherent to modernity pervade The Wild Child just as deeply as any of the director's semi-autobiographical Antoine Doinel films, but this film finds Truffaut in a more subdued and pensive mode than his early New Wave freneticism would suggest. Probably not the best film Truffaut ever made, but easily among the most accessible and cohesive.
Genre: Drama
Director: Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut, Jean Dasté, Françoise Seigner, Paul Ville, Claude Miler
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present The Wild Child on Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannanoa.


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