Hitchcock/Truffaut’s film preview is on December 7, 9.30 pm, at the Portuguese Cinematheque, in Lisbon. Director Kent Jones will be present. The film features the mythical interview of the young director François Truffaut to Alfred Hitchcock.
In 1962, Hitchcock and Truffaut meet far from Hollywood to discuss the secrets behind cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting, this film is “the biggest cinema lesson of all times,” says the City Council of Lisbon, in a note. “The incredibly modern art of Hitchcock is scrutinised and explained by the main current directors: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.”
Kent Jones is the invited speaker for the programming section of the Cinematheque called Cinema Stories, which, between December 5 to 10, is to be dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock. The five films chosen by Kent Jones to present and comment on this section are Young and Innocent (1937), Saboteur (1942), Notorious (1946), I Confess (1953) and Topaz (1969). The sessions will take place starting at 6 pm.