The Soft Skin

By Sound Unseen. LLC (other events)

Sunday, June 12 2011 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
"RIPE FOR REAPPRAISAL! One of his best … Truffaut treats it like a crime film - low-key yet tense, filled with carefully planted potential 'clues' and an undercurrent of anxiety." - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
"François Truffaut's fourth feature, The Soft Skin, is easily one of his best … a relentlessly paced, breathtakingly intense thriller." - Nelson Kim, Hammer to Nail
A haunting score by Georges Delerue enhances the mood in The Soft Skin, François Truffaut's dark and suspenseful follow-up to Jules and Jim. While on a business trip, married literary critic Pierre Lachenay (Jean Desailly) meets a beautiful airline hostess (Françoise Dorleac) and begins an affair. As Pierre's behavior becomes increasingly impulsive, his infidelity sparks a devastating act of jealousy and revenge. A mixture of Hitchcockian suspense motifs and acutely observed drama, The Soft Skin is one of Truffaut's most penetrating works. Janus Films is proud to present this long-underrated film in a new 35mm print and not available on DVD. Synopsis provided by Janus Films.