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The Green Room

The Green Room

The Green Room

1978 / 94min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: FRANçOIS TRUFFAUT

CAST: FRANçOIS TRUFFAUT, NATHALIE BAYE, JEAN DASTé

One of Truffaut’s most personal and beautiful films, photographed by Néstor Almendros, and one of the least known of his major works—audiences weren’t ready for this stark rumination on death from a filmmaker known for his gentle humor and enchanting personability. Not far removed from his own premature end, Truffaut stars himself alongside Nathalie Baye in this adaptation of Henry James’s short story “Altar of the Dead,” about a newspaper obituary writer who has become obsessed with the memory of friends departed from this mortal coil—represented here by images of the director’s own deceased loved ones.