The 400 Blows

In cinemas 7 January 2022.

Watch the trailer for The 400 Blows (1959)

The most autobiographical of Truffaut’s films, The 400 Blows follows a few months in the life of 12-year-old Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) who, misunderstood and mistreated by his neglectful parents and repressive schoolteachers, seeks refuge in truancy, petty crime and the cinema.

This re-release of The 400 Blows is part of a major Truffaut retrospective which also includes a re-release of Jules et Jim, a two-month season at BFI Southbank, a collection of films on BFI Player, partner seasons at cinemas – including Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre and Ciné Lumière – and BFI Blu-ray releases later in spring 2022.



11 February
Watershed, Bristol

12 February
Mareel Arts, Shetland

13 February
Triskel Arts Centre

25 February
Heart of Hawick, Borders

28 February
Rex Berkhamsted


20 March
Storyhouse Chester


3 April
Showroom Sheffield

The 400 Blows (1959)

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