Stolen Kisses [Baisers voles]

François Truffaut (director)
Raymound Cauchetier (photographer)
Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Léaud (starring)

Paris: Les Films du Carrosse, 1968. Vintage borderless black-and-white double weight photograph from the set of the 1968 French film noir. With a rubber stamped date of March 12, 1970 on the verso, along with numerous press annotations and markings. A wonderful candid shot of Truffaut, Jade, and Léaud sitting on a park bench during principal shooting of the film.

Raymond Cauchetier began his career as a set photographer in 1956, on Marcel Camus’ 1957 film, “Fugitive in Saigon.” Cauchetier's film career is closely linked to the French New Wave, for whose founders he became a favorite still photographer. Between “Breathless” in 1960, and “Stolen Kisses in 1968 (his final film), Cauchetier worked with most of the emblematic directors of that movement, including Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Agnes Varda, and Jacques Rozier. He was honored with a monograph “Photos de cinema: Autour de la Nouvelle Vague (1958-1968)” (Image France Editions, 2007), in which several of his most evocative images can be seen.

The third of Truffaut's series of five films wherein Léaud portrays Truffaut's semi-autobiographical character Antoine Doinel.

9.75 x 8 inches. Some impressions visible on the recto from the press annotations on the verso, otherwise Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 186.

[Book #134991]