John Hurt on Jules et Jim

A stylish ménage à trois played out against the looming threat of the First World War Truffaut’s popular New Wave classic is a romantic rollercoaster of a movie, imbued with a style symptomatic of the great auteur. As part of our ongoing monthly members only strand, Screen Epiphanies, the film is introduced by award-winning actor John Hurt. In an onstage discussion with Eddie Berg, Hurt reveals when he first saw the film and his astonished reaction to the first viewing. With a detailed character analysis, glowing praise for the complex relationship Truffaut has captured on film and a discussion of how the feature inspired him – not just in his acting but to a greater love of cinema – Hurt’s comments are a perfect introduction to this touching French classic.


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