Jules et Jim
1962 / France / 105 min. / B&W
Director: François Truffaut
Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre
Sadly, our screening also marks the recent death of its female lead – the great Jeanne Moreau. Universally acknowledged as one of cinema’s greatest films, the tragic love triangle of Jim, his shy Austrian friend Jules and Jules’s girlfriend Catherine (Moreau) has a haunting intensity that stays in the imagination long after the credits have rolled. It’s a highpoint of Nouvelle Vague cinema with Truffaut pulling out every stop he can grab. It’s also Professor Hawkins’ favourite film!