Film Screening: Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles)
Campus Arts Event
Film Screening: Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles)
Follow the story of Antoine Doinel as he seeks out his sweetheart after being discharged from the army as unfit in this film screening of Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles).
Buell Hall – Columbia Maison Française
May 04, 2023 | 7:00 pm
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Film Details

Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles)
dir. François Truffaunt, 1968, 90 minutes

The screening will be introduced by Annette Insdorf

Artist Details

François Roland Truffaut was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of the French New Wave. After a career of more than 25 years, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films.


Buell Hall - Maison Française
515 W. 116th Street
New York, NY

About The Event

The film will be shown in French with English subtitles, and will be introduced by Annette Insdorf.

Discharged from the army as unfit, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) seeks out his sweetheart, violinist Christine Darbon (Claude Jade). He has written to her voluminously (but, she says, not always nicely) while in the military. Their relationship is tentative and unresolved. Christine is away skiing with friends when Antoine arrives, and her parents must entertain him themselves, though glad to see him. After she learns that Antoine has returned from military service, Christine goes to greet him at his new job as a hotel night clerk. It is a promising sign that perhaps this time, the romance will turn out happily for Antoine. He is, however, quickly fired from the hotel job. Counting the army, Antoine loses three jobs in the film, and is clearly destined to lose a fourth, all symbolic of his general difficulty with finding his identity and “fitting in”.

For more information about this screening, please visit the event website.

Image: Film still from Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles)