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.

6

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.