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Two English Girls

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In Brief: One of my principal complaints with François Truffaut is that he was a little too prolific for his own good. Case in point: Two English Girls (1972). Truffaut's second adaptation of a work by Jules and Jim author Henri-Pierre Roche, Two English Girls  lacks the inherent charm, narrative inventiveness and visual flair of that earlier film, favoring a muted presentation with little to recommend its tepid love triangle beyond the director himself. Truffaut and frequent collaborator Jean-Pierre Leaud seem to be largely going through the motions here, as if waiting in vain for the lightning bolt of inspiration that never comes. It's not a terrible film — this is Truffaut, after all — but is it on par with Day for Night or The 400 Blows? Unfortunately not.
Score:

Genre: Drama
Director: François Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter
Rated: PG

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Two English Girls on Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannanoa.

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