A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories and workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child’s eye.
"400 Blows" is the fifth film of the 2023 Albertine Cinémathèque film festival. It's available for viewing Feb. 27-March 5,2023.
Film viewing is restricted and limited. Sign up for the film(s) you would like to see during the 2023 Albertine Cinémathèque film festival that runs January-March.
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