1955 Une visite (short) 1957 Les mistons (short) 1959 400 Blows 1960 Shoot the Pianist 1960 Tire-au-flanc 62 1961 Une histoire d'eau (short) 1962 A Swelled Head 1962 L'amour à vingt ans (segment"Antoine et Colette") 1962 Antoine et Colette (short) 1964 Silken Skin 1966 Fahrennheit 451 1968 The Bride Wore Black 1968 Stolen Kisses 1969 Mississipi Mermaid 1970 The Wild Child 1970 Domicile conjugal 1971 Les deux Anglaises et le continent 1972 A gorgeous Girl Like Me 1973 La nuit américaine 1975 L'histoire d'Adèle H. 1976 L'argent de poche 1977 L'homme qui aimait les femmes 1978 La chambre verte 1979 L'amour en fuite 1980 The Last Metro 1981 The Woman Next Door 1983 Finally
(Jules And Jim)
(The American night)
(The Woman Beside)
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Born on 6 February 1932 in Paris. His early life included a spell in a reforatory, desertion from military service, memories are reflected in many of hilater films. He nurtured is passion for cinema in cinematheque Française where he met famous film critic Andre Bazin. From 1953, for eight years, he wrote for Cahiers du Cinema ad earned the reputation of wielding its most acid pen. Folowing several shor films, his first feature film, Les 400 Coups, won the prize for Best direction at Cannes and established a reputation for Truffaut and the emerging "Nouvelle Vague" with which his early what many film-makers seek in vain, a distinctive personal expression within the accepted formula of mass cinema. Recipient of several awards, includig an Oscar, he died of cancer in 1984 at the height of his powers. François Truffaut was one of the five oung french film critics writing for Andre Bazin's Cahiers du Cinema in the early 1950's who became one of the leading filmmakers of his generation. Truffaut's work reflects all the qualities he admired in the early films of the Nouvelle Vague: grace, lightness, modesty, elegance,pace. In his own opinion the qualities requiredby a director in order to make wortwhile films are "sensitivity intution, good taste and intelligence... A little of one of there will yield very little, but a great deal f any of them will make an appealing film and a lot of all four will make a masterpeace."