François Truffaut: For the Love of Films at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
HOME

François Truffaut: For the Love of Films at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 20 January 2022 Tickets from £7.50 — Book now

One of the most significant directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut emerged — like his peers Jean-Luc Godard, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette — from the stable of film critics at famed magazine Cahiers du cinéma, before moving behind the camera to help reconfigure cinema for a new age. This January, in collaboration with a broader British Film Institute initiative, HOME pay tribute to the filmmaker known for classics such as The 400 BlowsDay for Night and Jules et Jim with a short film season dedicated to his work.

The season starts with Shoot the Pianist (1960) on Monday 3 January. An endlessly inventive homage to American noir, this breezy, mischievous thriller is the perfect example of the kind of reverent rule-breaking that characterises the French New Wave. Next, HOME have scheduled a lesser-seen Truffaut film in 1964’s La peau douce on Saturday 8 January — this subtle account of an extra-marital affair displays the influence of two of the director’s idols: Jean Renoir and Alfred Hitchcock.

Lastly, on Thursday 20 January, Truffaut’s The Last Metro (1980) takes us to Nazi-occupied Paris for a character study set against the backdrop of fascist tyranny, starring legendary French film stars Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve.

François Truffaut: For the Love of Films at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 20 January 2022 Tickets from £7.50 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Where to go near François Truffaut: For the Love of Films at HOME

Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

What's on: Cinema

Until
CinemaCheetham Hill
Jewish Culture Club

Meet new people, explore contemporary cultural works and learn about Jewish culture with Jewish Culture Club at Manchester Jewish Museum.

free entry
A still from the original Godzilla, showing the monster terrorising Tokyo.
Until
Cinema
KaiJuly at Showroom Cinema

Showroom present a celebration of all thing’s kaiju, of giant monsters, rubber suits, of nuclear horrors, mystical fantasy, and royal rumble free-for-alls. The Godzilla franchise is recognised as the longest continuously running film franchise in history, with 33 Japanese films to its name, and 5 US productions.

from £5.00

Culture Guides

Rebecca Watson author photo
Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.