An Italian/French co-production of Les Films Du Carrosse PECF (Paris) PIC (Rome) in Spherical Panavision and Eastman Color. English titles for French dialogue; French titles for minimal English. Starring Francois Truffaut, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese and Jean-Pierre Leaud.
Play up the film's selection as the opening-night attraction at this year's New York Film Festival. Contact any local filmmakers or film students and lecturers for promotional activity. Set up a lobby display of film history (the film is dedicated to Lillian and Dorothy Gish).
A Movie for People Who Like Movies...France's Top Filmmaker and a Top Cast in The Movie About Making Movies...How to Make a Movie in No Easy Lessons. [Originally released by Warner Bros. stateside in October 1973, this 116-minute Francois Truffaut film went on to win that year's foreign film Oscar and was also nominated for script, direction and actress (Valentina Cortese). New York's 50-year-old art house, the Paris Theatre, is celebrating its July 25 reopening (after a two-month refurbishment) by showing a new 35mm print supplied by Kit Parker Films. Here's what BOXOFFICE had to say back on Sept. 24, 1973, before the movie opened in America.]