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The tribute borrows its title from the book Hitchcock/Truffaut, which is a record of the marathon-interviews Truffaut took from Hitchcock over a week in August 1962, and while the latter was completing the editing of The Birds. For Hitchcock these might have been just a series of conversations with a young director, but this collection weighed strong on Truffaut, since he was editing it until the end of his life: it is as if it was one of his films. As as gesture of love of the son towards the father, Truffaut stands up for Hitchcock’s work, for which he writes in the intro- duction of the book: “I thought then that Hitchcock, whose genius could be compared only with that of Dali, had been interviewed, by American intellectuals, in an ironic and willfully degrading manner”.

Not just because the interviewee was the master of fear and suspense –and of awkwardness as Truffaut adds in his introduction– but most importantly because the book is a rare document about the spirit of the generation of directors that passed unimpaired from silent to talking cinema. By reading the Hitchbook, as Truffaut initially coined it, we have in front of our eyes the memento of a model-director that is nowadays extinct. Hitchcock approaches his stories both with the audacity of a child and the determination of a businesses-man, who wants to know the end-result beforehand. Therefore, his answers are a mix of ingenuous- ness and genius.

The Hitchock/Truffaut tribute presents important films by both directors, including Truffaut’s favorite Hitchcockian ones, as well as some of his own, for which it could be said that they resemble kinship certificates.

- Phaedra Papadopoulou

Nov 2019
Friday / 22:00


Hitchcock/Truffaut Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary Γαλλία, Η.Π.Α./France, USA, 2015, 79’ Εγχρ./Color, α/μ/b&w, Με ήχο/Sound In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in … Read more →

Nov 2019
Sunday / 22:00

Day for night

La nuit américaine / Day for night Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία, Ιταλία/France, Italy, 1973, 116’, Εγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound Occasioned by a fake … Read more →

Nov 2019
Monday / 16:45

The last metro

Le dernier metro / The last metro Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France 1980, 131’ Εγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound This multi-awarded film (10 Cesars and … Read more →

Nov 2019
Thursday / 19:30


Notorious Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Η.Π.Α./USA, 1946, 102’, DCP, α/μ/b&w, Mε ήχο/Sound Notorious is Truffaut’s favorite film, along with Rear Window: “Notorious is … Read more →

Nov 2019
Friday / 19:00

Shoot the piano player

Tirez sur le pianist / Shoot the piano player Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France, 1960, 80’, α/μ/b&w, Με ήχο/Sound The film, is about … Read more →

Nov 2019
Friday / 22:00


Psycho Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Η.Π.Α./USA, 1960, 109’, DCP Έγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound A woman steals 40 thousand dollars and takes cover in an … Read more →

Dec 2019
Sunday / 17:00

The Lodger

The lodger Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Ην. Βασίλειο/UK, 1927, 90’ DCP, α/μ/b&w, Χωρίς ήχο/Silent The lodger is Hitchcock’s first important film: “The whole … Read more →

Dec 2019
Monday / 21:00


Rebecca Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Η.Π.Α./USA, 1940, 130’ 4K DCP, α/μ/b&w, Με ήχο/Sound Hitchcock’s debut in Hollywood, is an entirely British film under … Read more →

Dec 2019
Tuesday / 19:00

Rear Window

Rear Window Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Η.Π.Α./USA, 1954, 112’, DCP Έγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound “A whole film from the viewpoint of one man, and … Read more →

Dec 2019
Tuesday / 20:00

The bride wore black

La mariée était en noir / The bride wore black Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France, 1967, 105’, Εγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound, After the wedding-ceremony, … Read more →

Dec 2019
Wednesday / 19:30

The Rope

The rope Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Η.Π.Α./USA, 1948, 80’, DCP, Έγχρ./Color, Mε ήχο/ Sound Two young homosexuals strangle to death their classmate in … Read more →

Dec 2019
Thursday / 18:00

Finally Sunday

Vivement Dimanche! / Finally Sunday Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France, 1982, 111’, α/μ/b&w, Με ήχο/Sound Truffaut’s last film is a return to black-and-white … Read more →

Dec 2019
Thursday / 20:30

The man who loved women

L’ homme qui aimait les femmes / The man who loved women Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία, 1976, 118’, Εγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/sound A … Read more →

The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.