Scorcese, Fincher and a whole bucket-load of other directors have their say on the ultimate film-making head to head in Kent Jones’ new documentary Hitchcock/Truffault.
It’s been another excellent year for documentaries thus far. From The Wolf Pack to Welcome to Leith to (doc), there’s been no lack of hard hitting subjects laid bare. Adding to a splendid documentary year is the upcoming Hitchcock/Truffault. The account of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock‘s series of interviews with French director Francois Truffault has made some serious waves in Cannes and Toronto. And why not? It’s choc full of film-making fancies. So go ahead and have a look at the trailer, courtesy of Youtube.
It certainly feels like this documentary has been a long time coming. The book of the same name has been a long standing tome of filmmakers and film fans alike for its personable insights into Hitchcock‘s directing. So it’s no surprise that the doc is full to bursting with contemporary directors discussing their love of Hitchcock and the book’s secrets. Contributers include Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater and Paul Schrader. Well you probably know that if you just saw the trailer.
Over the last few years we’ve seen a lot of reflections on Hitchcock. From Anthony Hopkins and Toby Jones‘ portrayals in Hitchcock and The Girl respectively to this year’s eponymous biography, this documentary is a fitting addition and further exploration.
Hitchcock/Truffault is directed by Kent Jones, who also wrote the film with Serge Toubiana. It’s next stop will be the London Film Festival in October followed by a US release at the start of December.
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