Jules et Jim

Co-presented by the French Film and TV Office

In memory of Jeanne Moreau

The defining film of the French New Wave, endlessly referenced and reimagined, Jules et Jim’s iconic, tragic love triangle – with the Austrian Jules, his French bohemian friend Jim, and the enigmatic Catherine as its points – is a romance that echoes throughout pop culture, zeroing in on that perennial draw: youthful love too perfect to last. Buoyed along by a kind of propulsive jouissance, this third feature from Truffaut (following The 400 Blows and Shoot the Piano Player) pushed boundaries with its every move – with nimble and fluid nouvelle vague-defining camera work, evocative music, and stellar performances (especially from cool girl and award-winner Jeanne Moreau).

Dir François Truffaut, 1962, 35mm, 105 mins.