Love on the Run (1979)

François Truffaut directs Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade and Marie-France Pisiern in this final chapter in the life of Antoine Doinel.

After being the first couple to finalise a modern divorce, Antoine & Christine go their separate ways but an old flame meets the young at heart fool by chance the very same day. Almost a third of this is recycled footage from previous films. Nostalgia abounds. While there’s something comforting about revisiting the past (and Truffaut re-examines Doinel’s relationships with his women in a way that feels self aware and some what progressive) it doesn’t really feel like the final chapter. More an interlude before further adventures and much needed growing that never came.


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