Film director François Truffaut had been the ultimate cinéphile growing up, running a film club in his late teens and later joining Cahiers du Cinema as a critic.
When he was 30 he embarked on a series of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock at Universal Studios, quizzing the great British film-maker on his work – which enhanced Truffaut’s theory that directors are auteurs with unique styles who deserve more artistic recognition than mere public success.
Director: Kent Jones
Running time: 80 mins
From France Today magazine