Day for Night (#769) (Criterion Collection) [USA]


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Nov 26, 2010
Altea, Spain
Release date: August 18th 2015
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115 minutes
Spine #769

This loving farce from François Truffaut about the joys and turbulence of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (Jean-Pierre Léaud); an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Valentina Cortese); and a British ingenue haunted by personal scandal (Jacqueline Bisset). An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of love and sex, Day for Night is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary Georges Delerue.


Disc Features:

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New visual essay by filmmaker :: kogonada
New interview with cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn
New interview with film scholar Dudley Andrew
Documentary on the film from 2003, featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf
Archival interviews with director François Truffaut; editor Yann Dedet; and actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Jacqueline Bisset, Dani, and Bernard Menez
Television footage of Truffaut on the film’s set in 1972
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by critic David Cairns