Day for Night

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Day for Night ★★★★ La Nuit Americaine 1973 (PG)

Director Ferrand (Truffaut) is working on a mediocre romantic melodrama with sullen actor Alphonse (Leaud) who falls for his married co-star Julie (Bissset) in just one of the off-screen stories that's more interesting than what's being filmed. A wryly affectionate look at the profession of moviemaking—its craft, character, and the personalities that interact against the performances commanded by the camera. In French with English subtitles. 116m/C VHS, DVD . FR Francois Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Alexandra Stewart, Dani, Nathalie Baye; D: Francois Truffaut; W: Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Louis Richard, Francois Truffaut; C: Pierre William Glenn; M: Georges Delerue. Oscars '73: Foreign Film; British Acad. '73: Director (Truffaut), Film, Support. Actress (Cortese); N.Y. Film Critics '73: Director (Truffaut), Film, Support. Actress (Cortese); Natl. Soc. Film Critics '73: Director (Truffaut), Film, Support. Actress (Cortese).