Touched in the Head


(Jacques Doillon, 1974)
It was with this winning film that Doillon came to critical attention. The character-driven story, shot in black-and-white with a cast of talented non-pros, revolves around the problems of a young baker’s apprentice. A triumph of pared-down mise-en-scene, the picture has always been a director’s favorite—Francois Truffaut loved the picture and Mathieu Kassovitz has seen it more than twenty times.

Tue., March 17, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m., 2009

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