Rent Day for Night (1973)

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1h 43min
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Synopsis:
This affectionate farce from Francois Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (Jean-Pierre Leaud), an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Valentina Cortese), and a British ingenue haunted by personal scandal (Jacqueline Bisset). An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of sex and romance, 'Day for Night' is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendaiy Georges Delerue.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Marcel Bebert
Voiced By:
Georges Delerue
Writers:
François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Others:
Cloris Leachman, Suzanne Schiffman, Valentine Cortese, François Truffaut
Aka:
La nuit américaine
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1974 BAFTA Best Direction

1974 BAFTA Best Supporting Actress

1974 BAFTA Best Film

1974 Oscar Best Foreign Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
103 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/10/2016
Run Time:
116 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • New visual essay by filmmaker: Kogonada
  • New interviews with Glenn and assistant editor Martine Barraque
  • New interview with film scholar Dudley Andrew
  • Documentary on the film from 2003, featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf
  • Archival interviews with director Francois Truffaut, editor Yann Dedet, and actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Jacqueline Bisset, Dani, and Bernard Menez
  • Archival television footage about the film, including footage of Truffaut on the set
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic David Cairns

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